Advocates To Push Lawmakers To Raise Tobacco Age
After a bill to raise the tobacco sale and use age to 21 in Vermont was tabled in the Senate, a cohort of cancer patients and survivors is holding an all-day meeting on anti-cancer policy in the state.
The meeting, hosted annually by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, will be held Wednesday and end with a reception for lawmakers where advocates will push to continue with the effort to raise the tobacco age.
The bill was tabled last month after the Senate nearly split a vote. Prior to the vote, a fiscal analysis showed that Vermont would lose about $750,000 a year in tax revenue if the law went into effect, though advocates say health care savings would more than make up for the lost revenue.
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