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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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Muni Debt That Beat Stocks Likely Won't Deliver Repeat Next Year

High-yield municipal bonds backed by legal-settlement payments from tobacco companies have returned 20.4 percent this year, more than the S&P 500 index. Don’t expect a repeat in 2018.
Bloomberg News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:02
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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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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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Report: Kansas not spending enough on tobacco prevention

In April 2017, Kansas received nearly $62 million from the 1998 settlement. According to the state’s budget committee chairman, State Rep. Troy Waymaster, about $42 million was put in the Children’s Initiative Fund, which was established using the settl
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:48
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A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later

Despite receiving over $27 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money. Since the states settled their lawsuits against the majo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:20
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New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs Proven to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars

The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it – $721.6 million – on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:15
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National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PR Newswire
added Dec 13, 2017 23:57
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