Washington planning a statewide tobacco plan
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Council will meet in SeaTac Aug. 19 to continue work on a plan for reducing tobacco use in Washington state.
The Council is advising the state Department of Health, which will submit a prevention plan to the Legislature in December.
When Washington receives its first payment from the tobacco settlement -- perhaps as early as next spring -- $100 million will go into a special fund for tobacco prevention. The plan being developed by the Health department and the Council, if it gets legislative approval, will guide how the funds are used.