Last updated December 05, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$2.4 million||$2.4 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 Nebraska spend $21.5 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Nebraska currently allocates $2.4 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 11.1% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Nebraska 27th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Nebraska’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 2.2% of the estimated $107 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: For FY2013, Nebraska has allocated $2.4 million for the state’s tobacco prevention and cessation program, the same amount allocated in FY2012, but a 17 percent cut from the amount allocated in FY2011. Funding has remained relatively constant in recent years, though it continues to be lower than the $7.0 million in state funds allocated in FY2003 and substantially less than the CDC recommended amount.
In addition, Nebraska is receiving $1.3 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.2 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).
$123,400 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.