Raise it for Health!
Tobacco is still a problem,
5,100 MN adults die each year from smoking
88% of adult smokers started smoking by the age of 18 and 99% by the age of 26
118,000 MN kids who are under age 18 right now will die prematurely from smoking...
but.... there are solutions.
Minnesota, with a state cigarette tax of $1.23 per pack, is currently 28th among all states.
Raising the tax on tobacco by $1.50/pack will:
Reduce youth smokers by 61,600.
Reduce adult smokers by 29,200.
Avoid 27,400 smoking related death/
Save $1.3 billion in long term health care costs.
Join WELL U and Storm's Advocates in the Student Union on Wednesday January 23rd from 11am to 1pm to celebrate our efforts to be tobacco free and learn more about the Raise it for Health Project!
For information on CSS's free tobacco cessation services: Contact: Julie Zaruba, Wellness Coordinator (218) 625-4914 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.