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Opinion: Raising cigarette tax will help save lives

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Tobacco is the only product that when used as directed will kill you. Each year, 1,600 Montanans needlessly die from deadly tobacco products. Nationwide, smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year, or roughly one in every five deaths. Furthermore, for every person who dies from smoking, at least 30 more are suffering from serious disease and disability caused by smoking. Yet, Montana hasn’t raised its tobacco tax since 2005. Continue Reading →

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