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Youth are two to three times more responsive to price increases and are more likely to quit or cut back smoking in order to avoid paying more for cigarettes.
When Minnesota raised its tobacco tax by 75 cents in 2005, 31.1 percent of former smokers reported that they had made an attempt to quit as a result of the increase.
A $1.50/pack increase in the tobacco tax would save 25,700 Minnesota lives.
A $1.50/pack increase in the tobacco tax would save about $1.65 billion in long-term tobacco-related health costs in Minnesota.
The Raise it for Health Coalition is a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit
organizations that share a common goal of reducing tobacco use. Raise it for Health
supported significantly raising the price of tobacco products during the 2013 Minnesota
legislative session because it is a proven way to prevent children from starting to use
tobacco and helping existing tobacco users quit.
Raise it for Health partners include: