Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. When the Ohio General Assembly increased the cigarette tax in 2003 and 2005, they did not include a similar rate increase for "other tobacco products" (OTP). In fact, the tax rate on OTP, such as chewing tobacco, snuff, and cigars, has remained unchanged since it was first introduced in 1993. As a result, other tobacco products have become a more affordable option, especially for price-sensitive kids. Equalizing Ohio's OTP tax will increase revenue, reduce tobacco use--particularly among our youth--and save healthcare dollars! Send your message of support now!
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