Last updated December 05, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$4.6 million||$4.7 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 Montana spend $13.9 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Montana currently allocates $4.6 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 33.1% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Montana 13th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Montana’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 3.9% of the estimated $118 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Montana appropriated $4.6 million in state funds to the state’s tobacco prevention program for FY2013. This is similar to the amount spent in FY2012 but is a 45 percent decrease from the $8.4 million allocated in FY2011.
In addition, Montana is receiving $1.1 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$961,793 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 12-month grant for the period beginning April 2012 (from annual appropriations).
$113,256 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.