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Tobacco Control News

 Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York legislative leaders have delivered an important victory for kids and health by agreeing on a state budget that includes a $1 increase in the state cigarette tax. The evidence is clear that raising the price of cigarettes is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially among kids. The $1 cigarette tax increase will prevent kids from smoking, encourage smokers to quit, save lives and save money by reducing tobacco-related health care costs, which total over $12 billion per year in New York.

New York State Tobacco Tax Increase

Effective September 1, 2023, the New York State excise tax on cigarettes will increase by $1.00 per pack of 20 cigarettes. 

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SHAC with Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello, and the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services for the Vape Disposal Program Press Conference

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