Tobacco prevention spending: Will progress go up in smoke?

February 2008
State Health Watch;Feb2008, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p9
The article reports on the increased funding for the tobacco prevention and cessation programs of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the fiscal year 2008. A higher number of states fund programs below the CDC recommended minimum levels while only 3 states fund programs at the minimum levels. According to the Institute of Medicine, the President's Cancer Panel and the CDC, evidence show that comprehensive state tobacco control programs reduce tobacco use.


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