Posted by: audreybenenati | March 12, 2010

Tobacco Control gives 300 percent return

To the Editor:

Debate continues over the best way to address the New York state budget. On Jan. 19, Gov. David Paterson proposed a $1 increase in the cigarette excise tax and a restoration of funds to the state’s Tobacco Control Program as part of the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.

One of New YorkState’s smart investments is its Tobacco Control program. Each dollar invested saves us three tax dollars in health care costs. Now, more than ever, we must preserve programs that work.

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