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Preschool, Child Health Advocates Urge Support of Federal Tobacco Tax

October 16, 2013

Deseret News–by Benjamin Wood, Deseret News

President Barack Obama’s proposal to expand early childhood education by increasing federal tobacco taxes would enroll an additional 4,135 Utah children in preschool and help prevent 9,900 Utah children from becoming addicted smokers.

Those are the findings of a report released Wednesday by a coalition of organizations including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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