Friday, February 20, 2009

Thank Our Government Officials who lead the way to a Healthier Arkansas!

Earlier this week, Governor Mike Beebe signed a 56 cent tobacco tax increase into law. If you have not already done so, please thank those lawmakers who supported this bill. Click here to take action now!

But most of all, thank you for sending messages to the capitol and making your voice heard! This is a great step for public health in Arkansas as increasing tobacco taxes have proven to reduce tobacco consumption and raise funds for other health related projects. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in Arkansas. In addition, we spend $812 million per year in tobacco-related health care costs.

Please thank supporters of this bill. Your message will go to your State Representative and State Senator (if they voted Yes), Lt. Governor Bill Halter, and Governor Beebe.



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