Last updated December 03, 2012
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CDC Recommended Spending on Tobacco Prevention
Actual Spending on Tobacco Prevention (FY2013)
Summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Alabama spend $56.7 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Alabama’s tobacco prevention program budget for FY2013 was not available at the time this report went to press.
Background and Recent Developments: Alabama’s tobacco settlement payments are governed by a 1999 law approved by the Legislature and signed by then-Governor Don Siegleman (D). This law allocated up to $70 million in FY2002 and annually thereafter to a package of health and youth-related programs called the Children First Trust Fund.
Alabama’s tobacco prevention program budget for FY2013 was not available at the time this report went to press, the same as FY2012. In FY2011, the state allocated $861,292 for the tobacco prevention program, a nearly 60% cut in funding from FY2010 and FY2009.
Alabama is receiving $3.0 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.3 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 12-month grant for the period beginning April 2012 (from annual appropriations).
$418,764 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$1.3 million from the Food and Drug Administration for enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, including the provision regarding tobacco sales to minors.