A budget proposal by Governor Tim Walz would raise the price of vaping products and increase Minnesota’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack. It’s a move Laura Smith with Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation supports…

“Well, we think this tobacco tax proposal would be a major win for health and for Minnesota kids we know that raising the price of tobacco products is a leading and really the strongest strategy we have to prevent kids from using tobacco products.”

Smith is also urging the Walz administration and lawmakers to invest more funds in tobacco prevention and treatment.