Last updated December 05, 2012
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CDC Recommended Spending on Tobacco Prevention
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Summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Ohio spend $145.0 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Ohio does not currently allocate anything for tobacco prevention and cessation and as a result it ranks 50th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Ohio collects an estimated $1.1 billion in tobacco-generated revenue each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: After a series of lawsuits and political maneuvers that finally abolished a foundation meant to receive settlement funds and be spent on tobacco prevention and cessation, Ohio will once again spend no state money on these programs in FY2013.
Since funding for the state tobacco control program was cut dramatically in 2009, Ohio’s adult smoking rate has increased – from 20.2 percent in 2008 to 22.5 percent in 2010.
Ohio is receiving $3.3 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.4 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).
$1.0 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$916,490 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.