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Youth Smoking Rates If Maine Had Not Raised Taxes, Funded Prevention, Estimates 1995-2011

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Youth Smoking Rates If Maine Had Not Raised Taxes, Funded Prevention, Estimates 1995-2011

  1. 1. What If Maine Had Done...Nothing? 45.0% 40.5% 40.9% 39.2% 39.2% 39.5% 40.0% 37.8% 38.1% 34.3%Youth Smoking Rate, % 35.0% 33.1% 30.0% 25.0% Had Maine not raised the excise tax on cigarettes over the past 15 years, and had failed to use Master Settlement Agreement dollars to support tobacco prevention and cessation efforts, our youth smoking rates would be twice as high as they are today. In fact, if Maine did nothing, we would have 93,150 Maine underage youth smoking in 2011. 20.0% 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 Year 1995, 1997 Data Courtesy of Youth Behavioral Risk Surveillance Survey Developed by the Maine Public Health Association, Jan. 2011 Federal tax increases occurred in 1999, 2003, 2009

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