In a California Healthline report by Kenny Goldberg, experts discussed the funding conundrum of the California tobacco control program — because it has helped lower the number of smokers in the state, it gets about half the cigarette-tax funding it used to get. A new report from UC-San Francisco researchers said efforts to raise additional money have failed, in part because of increased willingness among state legislators to accept tobacco industry campaign donations.
The report includes comments from:
- Kimberly Amazeen, vice president of public policy for California’s chapter of the American Lung Association;
- Stanton Glantz, director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and co-author of the report; and
- Jim Knox, vice president of government relations for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (Goldberg, California Healthline, 11/17).
You can download a PDF of this report.