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Nevada Ranks 42nd in Funding Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

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Nevada Ranks 42nd in Funding Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
12.12.2014 | News

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids released a national report this week challenging states to step up their tobacco prevention and cessation funding to reduce tobacco use by youth. According to the report, Nevada ranks 42nd in funding programs, spending just $1 million per year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs which is just 3.3% of what the CDC recommends, and just 0.7% of the total revenue the state earns from the tobacco MSA funds and tobacco taxes.

Read the full press release here: National Report: Nevada Ranks 42nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

Read the full report, "Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-By-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 16 Years Later" here.

The release was accompanied by these infographics: