Benefits of a $2 Price Increase

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North Dakota is looking to you to help increase the tobacco tax to $2 per pack which can reduce youth smoking rates by an incredible 25%.

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Benefits of a $2 Price Increase

  1. 1. WE CAN REDUCE YOUTH SMOKING RATES BY MAKING TOBACCO LESS AFFORDABLE
  2. 2. INCREASING NORTH DAKOTA’S PRICE OF TOBACCO BY $2 PER PACK CAN REDUCE YOUTH SMOKING BY NEARLY 23%
  3. 3. INCREASING NORTH DAKOTA’S PRICE OF TOBACCO BY $2 PER PACK CAN REDUCE YOUTH SMOKING BY NEARLY 23%
  4. 4. NORTH DAKOTA’S HIGH SCHOOL SMOKING RATE IS 11.7% - A 23% REDUCTION WOULD REDUCE THE RATE TO NEARLY 9% Source for youth smoking rates: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
  5. 5. AT 44 CENTS PER PACK OF CIGARETTES, NORTH DAKOTA HAS THE 48TH LOWEST TOBACCO TAX IN THE NATION, AND HAS NOT RAISED ITS TOBACCO TAX FOR OVER TWENTYYEARS - SINCE 1993. Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0097.pdf
  6. 6. PREVENTS 6,700 NORTH DAKOTA YOUTH FROM BECOMING ADULT SMOKERS A.
  7. 7. PREVENT 4,000 PREMATURE SMOKING-CAUSED DEATHS IN NORTH DAKOTA B.
  8. 8. SAVE $283.06 MILLION IN LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE COSTS C. Source: Public Health Benefits from Increasing a Cigarette Tax
  9. 9. INCREASINGAND MAINTAININGA HIGH TOBACCO PRICE IS AMONG THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PREVENT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM EVER STARTING TO USE TOBACCO Source: CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
  10. 10. A TOBACCO PRICE INCREASE IS A WIN-WIN FOR THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

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