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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later

Monday, December 14, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and Truth Initiative released their annual report, “Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later.” Despite the huge sums they get from the tobacco settlement and billions more they collect in tobacco taxes, the states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs that are proven to save lives and money.This gap is undermining efforts to save lives and health care dollars by reducing tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death in the United States.
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