New tax for smokers could help many quit

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has a new report saying saying Nebraska would do well if it were to increase it’s tobacco tax by a dollar a pack. Danny McGoldrick is Vice President of Research for the D-C based group.
“We estimate that a dollar tax increase in Nebraska would produce about $60 million in new revenue for the state and keep almost 15,000 kids from becoming smokers and help about 8,000 adult smokers quit and again start saving money on health care costs as well.”
McGoldrick says although the money could be used for other projects, it’s important tobacco control and cessation programs remain properly funded.