CT 28th in nation in tobacco prevention spending, and that’s the good news

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CT is up to 28th among states in spending on tobacco prevention, according to a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The bad news is that we will spend only $7.2 million this year on prevention, 16 % of what CDC recommends. However we bring in $494 million from the tobacco settlement and in tobacco taxes annually. Every year 4,000 new CT children become smokers and 4,700 CT adults die due to their own smoking.
Ellen Andrews