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Close the Little Cigar Loophole

Little cigars are just cigarettes in disguise. Little cigars look and are packaged nearly identical to cigarettes, but because they are wrapped in brown paper they are taxed at a lower price than conventional cigarettes.

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January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

December 1, 2016
Wisconsin

Volunteers delivered petitions to Speaker Ryan's Janesville office to ask for increased cancer research funding.

November 28, 2016
Wisconsin

Every day in Wisconsin, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer. That’s almost 33,000 people a year, just in our state alone. Those people need and want the most current research and treatment possible. In a recent poll of Wisconsin votes, 82% said the need for federal funding for cancer research

November 28, 2016
Wisconsin

Janesville, Wisc. (Nov.21, 2016)— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will drop off more than 7,000 petitions at the Janesville office of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to give voice to the urgent need to pass the 21st Century Cures bill and the Cancer Moonshot.

Wisconsin Events

May 4, 2017
Madison, WI

Close the Little Cigar Loophole. A loophole in Wisconsin tax law allows tobacco products like little cigars to be treated differently than cigarettes. Functionally, little cigars are cigarettes. This means that these products can not only be candy and fruit flavored, but also much, much cheaper, making them appealing to...

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Greta Johnson
Grassroots Manager
Sara Sahli
Wisconsin Government Relations Director
Jennifer Amundson
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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