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States collect $25.7 billion in tobacco dollars, spend little to fight tobacco use

Editor
Dec 6, 2012

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The states are collecting record amounts of revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but are spending only a tiny portion on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health organizations.

This year, the states will take in $25.7 billion in tobacco revenues. But they're spending less than two cents of every tobacco dollar — $459.5 million altogether — to fight tobacco use.

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posted December 06, 2012

State Prevention Funding Cuts Threaten Progress Against Tobacco

Less than two cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue used to combat tobacco use

Editor
Nov 30, 2011

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States have slashed funding for programs to reduce tobacco use by 12 percent in the past year and by 36 percent over the past four years, threatening the nation’s progress against tobacco, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health organizations.

The states this year will collect a near-record $25.6 billion in revenue from the 1998 state tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 1.8 percent of it — $456.7 million — on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.  In other words, the states are spending less than two cents of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.

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posted November 30, 2011

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