Indiana’s once-successful tobacco prevention program helped significantly reduce smoking among high school students, to 13.7 percent in 2012. Unfortunately, the state has slashed funding for the program multiple times in recent years and now spends just 8 percent of what the CDC recommends. In addition, the state’s cigarette tax is just 99.5 cents per pack (well below the national average of $1.61) and hasn’t been raised in over eight years.

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