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January 16, 2003

Albany - The American Cancer Society supports Governor Perdue's efforts to increase the tax on tobacco products.

The Society believes the proposal to increase cigarette taxes 46-cents per pack will make a healthier Georgia. ACS hopes the tobacco price increase will discourage kids and teens from picking up the habit.

Cecillia Morris with the Albany ACS says, "Lifetime smokers start as early as middle school. Now, we're finding other areas in Southwest Georgia because of surveys, elementary kids are starting to use tobacco products. Why? Because they are surrounded by lifetime smokers."

According to the Cancer Society, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 90-percent of lung cancer cases. Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the number one cancer killer in women.

The Cancer Society hopes that you will contact your state representatives and senators to express support for the measure.

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