States are falling behind in tobacco cessation funding

February 2007
State Health Watch;Feb2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p9
The article discusses the findings of an annual report from a coalition of public health organizations which assesses whether states are keeping their promise to use proceeds from the 1998 state tobacco settlement to fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the U.S. According to the report, only Colorado, Delaware, and Maine are funding tobacco prevention programs at minimum level. The report also found that the country's progress in reducing smoking has stalled among youth and adults.


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