Last updated December 04, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$1.8 million||$1.8 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 Michigan spend $121.2 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Michigan currently allocates $1.8 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 1.5% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Michigan 42nd among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Michigan’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 0.1% of the estimated $1.2 billion in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Michigan’s FY2013 budget allocates $1.8 million to the Tobacco Section of the Michigan Department of Community Health for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This is the same amount spent in FY2012 and is a 30 percent decrease from FY2010 and FY2011 funding levels.
Funding comes from the Healthy Michigan Fund, which is funded by the state’s excise tax on tobacco products. The state continues to dedicate no funding from the Master Settlement Agreement toward reducing tobacco-caused death and disease, and the little funding it does provide falls far short of the amount needed for a comprehensive CDC-recommended program. Michigan continues to be one of the only states that never dedicated any Master Settlement Agreement funds for tobacco prevention.
In addition, Michigan is receiving $3.4 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.7 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).
$747,803 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$972,227 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.