Indiana: Tell your legislators to continue funding the prevention program!

The amended budget distributed Friday by the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee slashes funding for tobacco prevention and cessation from $8 million to $5 million.

Studies show that smoking costs Indiana approximately $2.08 billion in health care costs every year and an additional $2.62 billion in lost worker productivity every year. The $8 million to fund our state program is really not much to ask for!

Urge your legislators to continue investing in our tobacco control program.