Last updated December 04, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$1 million||$1 million|
|% of CDC Recommended Spending
Tobacco Generated Revenue (FY2013)
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 Kansas spend $32.1 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Kansas currently allocates $1.0 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 3.1% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Kansas 39th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Kansas’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 0.6% of the estimated $161 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Kansas’ tobacco settlement funds are governed by a law that directs all of the state’s tobacco settlement payments to a trust fund supporting youth programs. The FY2013 budget, approved by the legislature, appropriates a mere $1.0 million from this fund to pay for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This level of funding has been steady in recent years, though grossly insufficient to fund a statewide tobacco prevention program based on CDC recommendations.As a result, funding supports prevention programs in only select areas of the state.
In addition, Kansas is receiving $1.9 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).
$189,404 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$458,958 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.