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November 21, 2002

MACON - The American Cancer Society has one way to stop smoking in Georgia, raise the price of cigarettes.

They'll be lobbying Georgia legislators for the first increase in Georgia's tobacco tax in more than 30 years. They say raising it 75 cents a pack could mean a big drop in the number of smokers, especially those who pick up the habit at an early age.

"If they get too high, have to quit and start chewing gum or something, going to get expensive after a while," Josh Warren said.

"Don't think we should put another tax on them, it's high enough as it is," Justin Golden said.

Georgia's tax on cigarettes is 12 cents, fifth lowest in the nation. The Cancer society estimates the 75 cent a pack tax would raise $500 million in revenue.

posted at 6:40 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com