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Public Health Advocates Discuss Health, Budget Benefits of Cigarette Tax Increase

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Public Health Advocates Discuss Health, Budget Benefits of Cigarette Tax Increase (2012, May 23) [596**12]

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On May 24, 2012 the director of the Illinois Department Health Public, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, will be joined by Dr. Frank Chaloupka - an international expert on cigarette taxes and their impact on public health - to discuss the health and budget benefits of a $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase. The proposed increase, when combined with matching federal funds, will curb overall tobacco use, save lives and generate nearly $700 toward closing the states $2.7 billion Medicaid deficit.

 

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Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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  • Language(s): EN-English
  • Creation Date (from issuing agency): 05 23 2012
  • Document Modification Date (from issuing agency): 05 23 2012
  • Date Accepted Into Depository: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:07:57 UTC
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