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Letter to Editor: Support tobacco tax increase

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I recently participated in the third annual Raise it for Health Day at the Capitol, where I met with Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Rep. Bud Nornes to discuss how important it is to raise the price of tobacco.

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Research shows that by increasing the price of tobacco, we can help current smokers quit, prevent kids from ever starting and save lives.

Tobacco is still a big issue in Minnesota and health care costs associated with smoking costs Minnesotans $3 billion in excess health care costs each year.

I hope that Ingebrigtsen and Nornes will support the tobacco tax increase legislation.

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