Corroon favors increase on tobacco tax


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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and his family stood in favor of a proposed tax on tobacco Sunday.

Corroon explained the dangers of smoking to his young children at his home in Salt Lake. Afterward, he signed a petition drafted by his daughter pledging their support for Senate Bill 40, which would nearly triple the tobacco tax.

"Parents want this bill. Our grandparents want this bill. Democrats and Republicans want this bill. Business leaders want this bill," Mayor Corroon said.

Corroon, who is running for governor, said if he were elected he would support the wishes of the public, not big tobacco.

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