Cigarette tax may lead to fewer people smoking

You may have heard about an effort to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.50, or even $2 per pack. Some doctors believe that could help Indiana reduce the number of people who die here of heart disease. Dr. David C. Goff, director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, said one of the causes of Hoosiers being 13th in the country in the number of heart disease deaths, is the number of people here who smoke. He said a high cigarette tax may lead to fewer people smoking.


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