Report: Florida Falling Short On Cancer-Fighting Policies

Florida making the list of states falling short on cancer-fighting policies.

A new report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network finds that Florida's inaction has led to some of the highest tobacco use rates in the nation.  

Matt Jordan with the non-profit says they'd like to see Florida lawmakers start with a cigarette tax hike.

"Our organization believes that would be the biggest way we can move forward.  Just adding a one-dollar increase to our tobacco tax would result in an 11% increase in new smoking and an estimated 80,500 adults would quit smoking," said Jordan.

He said the tax would bring in an estimated 480 million dollars for Florida.

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