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EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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Arkansas Senate: Tobacco Settlement funds spend many ways to improve health in Arkansas

At the December meeting of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission the governor made a surprise appearance. He wanted to thank commissioners for their help in providing home care and services to about 500 people with developmental disabilities.
Magnolia (AR) Reporter
added Dec 18, 2017 16:10
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[New Jersey] Christie signs laws to fund anti-tobacco efforts, make birth control more accessible

The outgoing Republican governor also signed another health-related law, this one dedicating a small mount of tax revenue to fund smoking cessation programs. Christie gutted most state-funded anti-smoking efforts early in his first term.
NJ.com
added Dec 18, 2017 15:03
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Tennessee ranks 34th for smoking prevention funding nationwide

The state spends a little more than $6 million annually to prevent people from picking up the habit and convincing current smokers to drop it... State funding also pales in comparison to the whopping $428.7 million generated in total revenue from tobacco
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Dec 17, 2017 12:50
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[Florida] Voters could decide tobacco, `certificate of need’ issues

A panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved separate proposed constitutional amendments that would alter how much money is set aside for anti-smoking programs
Florida Politics
added Dec 16, 2017 19:59
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[New Jersey] One Percent of NJ Tobacco Tax Revenue Will Go to Anti-Smoking Initiatives

Christie on Friday approved legislation to divert one percent of all tax revenue from sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products to the State Department of Health to fund programs to combat use. That appropriation will generate between $6 and $7 mill
New York Observer
added Dec 16, 2017 20:03
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North Carolina shows slight improvement in anti-tobacco funding

A small legislative funding commitment toward tobacco-prevention initiatives was the catalyst for a small improvement in North Carolina’s ranking in an annual report. North Carolina improved from 47th to 43rd among the states in terms of how much it fund
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 17:00
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Perceptions of financial incentives for smoking cessation: a survey of smokers in a country with an endgame goal

Even amongst those who would benefit from schemes designed to reward smokers for quitting, support for such schemes is muted, despite evidence of their effectiveness...suggests much of the opposition was underpinned by information gaps, which could be add
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 16, 2017 15:22
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Report suggests Ohio could do better with smoking education

“Ohio received $1.3 billion in tobacco revenue this year but only spent $12.5 million, that’s less than one percent on tobacco prevention and cessation programs,” said John Schachter, with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. That lack of spending puts Ohio
WKBN 27/FOX 17/62 (Youngstown, OH)
added Dec 15, 2017 20:31
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[Arkansas] State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Eddie Cheatham

At the December meeting of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission the governor made a surprise appearance. He wanted to thank commissioners for their help in providing home care and services to about 500 people with developmental disabilities.
Salineriverchronicle.com
added Dec 15, 2017 20:31
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