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Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition
Sept. 25, 2013
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The following information is forwarded from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
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New Report on Impact of Federal Tobacco Tax and Early Childhood Education
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Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 25th), nine public health and early childhood education advocacy organizations will release a report detailing the national and state specific benefits of President Obama’s proposal to fund expanded early childhood education with a 94 cent increase in the federal cigarette tax (and proportional increases in taxes on other tobacco products).  We estimate that the increase in the cigarette tax would prevent roughly 1.7 million kids alive today from becoming smokers, motivate more than 1.5 million smokers to quit, and save almost a million Americans a premature death from tobacco use.  In addition, it would ensure that 2 million low- and moderate- income children have access to high-quality  preschool.  The report will provide estimates of these benefits for every state.

 

We will be conducting extensive media outreach including a satellite media tour (TV and Radio), press releases in each state, and state-specific infographics via social media.   The attached report and associated materials will be available on a new website – www.smarthealthykids.org – that will go live on Wednesday.

 

We’ll be posting state-specific press releases online later today and will send a link when they’re available.

 

Organizations releasing the report are the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Women’s Law Center, Save the Children, MomsRising, and Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

 

Please feel free to use these materials to promote the benefits of the tobacco tax increase in your state.

 

 

Danny McGoldrick
Vice President, Research
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 I Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Office:  202-481-9336
Cell:  202-904-5469
dmcgoldrick@tobaccofreekids.org
www.tobaccofreekids.org

 

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To View Report & State Specific Data
Go to smarthealthykids.org for full report and state specific data on the impact of the federal tobacco tax and early childhood education.

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