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Nicotine tax raises price to quit smoking

Leaders in Washington can do better – members of Arizona’s congressional delegation should stand up for smokers trying to quit and oppose new proposals that tax nicotine. If we want to help solve the problem that tens of millions of Americans face each day in trying to quit smoking, then vapes need to be sold over the counter. 

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Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s lives, and to raise awareness of the facts that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women, and that every woman is at risk for the disease.

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