Report Sees Major Return on Tobacco Control Efforts
Researchers from UC-San Francisco estimate that the California Tobacco Control Program has resulted in $86 billion in health care cost savings since it was launched in 1989. The program has spent about $1.8 billion from a state tobacco tax increase.
- "State Tobacco Control Pays Off, Activist Says" (Stannard, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/26).
- "Study: Tobacco Control Program Reaping Big Health Benefits" (Goldberg, "KPBS News," KPBS, 8/26).
- "Tobacco Savings" (Varney, "The California Report," KQED, 8/26).