According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:
-11,400 kids under the age of 18 become new daily smokers each year
-423,000 kids are exposed to secondhand smoke at home.
-22.4 million packs of cigarettes are bought or smoked by kids each year.
-$548 per household of state and federal tax dollars are spent on smoking-caused government expenditures.
-An estimated $426.4 million is spent annually on marketing expenses in Georgia by the tobacco industry.
A $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax would lead to:
-79,600 kids kept from becoming addicted smokers.
-38,400 lives saved from premature smoking caused deaths.
-49,100 adult smokers would quit smoking.
This information is received from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.