Big Money Spent to Fight Cigarette Tax Hikes

Big Tobacco will spend almost $100 million on this election to defeat tax hike propositions in just three states: California, Colorado, and North Dakota. If approved, per-pack taxes will rise by $1.75 to $2.00. Proponents of these hikes say one of the most effective ways to encourage people to stop smoking is to raise taxes by $1.00 per pack. 

PositiveTip: Support all reasonable efforts to curb the tobacco habit, especially if tax funds are used to help cessation efforts.