Thursday, December 7, 2006

Missouri Not Spending Any Tobacco AG Settlement Money On Prevention

Article in the New York Times -- Mo. Lags in Protecting Kids From Tobacco, by the Associated Press.  The article notes that according to a report by public health organizations, "Missouri will collect nearly $246 million combined this year from the 1998 settlement with tobacco companies and tobacco taxes, but will spend none of it on prevention efforts."

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We all are addicted to something and there are several aspects of it .Its like placing dependence on certain substances that are habit forming.

Posted by: Jenny | Oct 1, 2009 11:01:00 PM

I cannot believe that in all of the complex litigation surrounding this case that there is no stipulation that requires at least some percentage of the money to go to prevention. If none of that money goes to prevention then what does it go to?

Posted by: Eliza Winters | Aug 26, 2011 11:35:12 AM

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