Report: Calif. Underspends on Anti-Smoking Initiatives
This year, California will receive about $1.6 billion in revenue from tobacco taxes and a 1998 settlement with tobacco manufacturers, according to a report released Thursday by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. However, the group estimates that the state will spend only $62 million on smoking prevention and cessation efforts. CDC recommends that California spend about $440 million annually on smoking cessation and prevention programs.
- "California Spends Less Than 4 Cents of Every Tobacco Dollar to Reduce Tobacco Use" (Johnson/Aliferis, "State of Health," KQED, 12/6).