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Interest Group Poll Shows Ohioans Support Cigarette Tax Increase

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An American Lung Association poll shows 63 percent of Ohioans support raising cigarette taxes by a dollar a pack. Spokesperson Shelly Kiser.

Governor John Kasich has proposed raising cigarette taxes by 60 cents a pack over two years. Kiser says the money would not be used for smoking cessation and prevention programs, but the poll shows 79 percent want part of the revenue dedicated to those efforts.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.