Friday, December 28, 2018

National report: Maine ranks 16th in protecting kids from tobacco

Maine ranks 16th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from using tobacco and help smokers quit, according to a new report by leading public health groups. Maine is spending $4.8 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 30.4% of the $15.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report — "Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 20 Years Later" — was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Truth Initiative.

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