Report Shows Most States Falling Short In Using Tobacco Settlement Money For Tobacco Prevention
A report to be released Thursday, Jan. 11, shows that the vast majority of states are failing to adequately fund tobacco prevention programs with money received from the November 1998 legal settlement between the states and the tobacco companies. The repo
The report ranks all 50 states based on their spending on tobacco prevention programs and whether they are meeting the minimum funding levels recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report finds that only six states are currently funding tobacco prevention programs at the CDC's minimum levels. . .