WASHINGTONOnly six of the states that settled their lawsuit
with the tobacco industry last year have so far provided enough
new funding for truly comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation
programs, according to a new report by the Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Heart Association. The six states
are Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Vermont, New Jersey, and Washington.
Ten other states will dedicate less of their funds to prevention than
the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for an
effective program. Other states have refused to specifically provide
prevention funds or have yet to make a decision about antismoking programs.