Mar 062011

According to an article written by Shaya Tayefe Mohajer of tThe Sacramento Bee, 7-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong has backed an initiative that will increase the tax on cigarettes by a dollar a pack which is projected to generate $500 million a year to research on cancer and tobacco-related illnesses. 

For more information about Lance Armstrong’s involvement with an increase in the cigarette tax in California, here is a link to Mohajer’s article,

Tobacco has resulted in billions of dollars in costs to the American public and it would be great to see the tax on tobacco raised to compensate for these costs.  Do you think the government should place a higher tax on tobacco related products?

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