Last updated December 05, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$7.5 million||$8.3 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 Oregon spend $43.0 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Oregon currently allocates $7.5 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 17.5% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Oregon 20th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Oregon’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 2.3% of the estimated $332 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Oregon’s tobacco prevention and education program (TPEP) continues to be funded with tobacco tax revenues. In 2008, the program experienced its first significant funding increase since a drastic reduction in FY2004. Allocations that had been outlined in Measure 44, which provides that the program receive 10 percent of the state’s 1996 30 cent per pack tax increase, were restored after years in which these funds were diverted to other programs.
In FY2013, state funding for TPEP is $7.5 million, less than the $8.3 million spent in FY2012.
In addition, Oregon is receiving $1.3 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.1 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).
$234,824 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.