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Utah Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
Date:3/5/2010

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Utah Legislature has taken decisive action to protect the state's kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the state cigarette tax by $1.00 to $1.70 per pack. Increased tobacco taxes are a win-win-win solution for Utah – a health win that will reduce tobacco use and save lives, a financial win that will help to balance the state budget and fund essential programs, and a political win that polls show is popular with the voters. We look forward to Governor Gary Herbert signing this legislation into law.

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