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Michigan urged to raise cigarette tax, spend more on tobacco prevention – 6 de Agosto de 2015 – EEUU

Michigan should raise its tobacco tax and step up funding for tobacco prevention programs, according to a report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

The state falls short in efforts to reduce suffering and death from tobacco use, the report finds. It argues that a greater percentage of the tobacco tax dollars should be dedicated to cessation programs.

"Just over 8,300 people are going to be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 (in Michigan)," said Andrew Schepers, spokesman for Cancer Action Network in Michigan. "Just over 6,000 people are going to die from it.

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