Monday, June 2, 2008
NY State to have highest state and city cigarette taxes in the nation effective June 3, 2008
Effective Tuesday, June 3, New York State will have the highest state and city cigarette taxes in the nation. New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines and New York City Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden will make a major public health announcement on the impact of the tax hike at a press conference on Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
New York State tax on cigarettes is going up $1.25 from the current $1.50 per pack to $2.75.
It is estimated that 140,000 adults in New York will quit smoking as a result of the increase in price, and 250,000 young people will not get addicted to nicotine as a result of the increase in price.
WHO: NYS Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and NYC Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
WHAT: New York's two top docs make major public health announcement in connection with $1.25 per pack increase in state cigarette tax, which takes effect June 3.
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m.
Note: Media planning to attend are requested to RSVP by contacting Diane Mathis at 518-817-6198 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org