Moffitt Cancer Center Asks Lawmakers to Increase Cigarette Tax Funding

Moffitt Cancer Center Asks Lawmakers to Increase Cigarette Tax Funding

Moffitt Cancer Center Asks Lawmakers to Increase Cigarette Tax Funding

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center Executive Vice President and Center Director Thomas A. Sellers, Ph.D., MPH, was joined by State Rep. James Grant and State Sen. Dana Young today to announce a new bill asking lawmakers for an $8 million increase in the annual funding that the cancer center receives from Florida’s cigarette tax. The additional funding would be used to replace a nearly 30 year old research building with a new, state-of-the-art facility on Moffitt’s Magnolia Campus at the University of South Florida in Tampa.