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Report: La. spends fraction on anti-smoking initiatives

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago December 09, 2015 Dec 9, 2015 Wednesday, December 09 2015 December 09, 2015 7:46 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- A new report finds Louisiana is doing a poor job of funding tobacco cessation and prevention programs.
    
According to a national report issued Tuesday by a coalition of public health organizations, found that tobacco companies spend $32 promoting use of their product for every $1 Louisiana spends to prevent kids from smoking and to help smokers quit.
    
In addition, Louisiana is spending $7 million this year on anti-smoking prevention programs - 11.7 percent of the $59.6 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    
Louisiana ranks 28th in the country on its efforts to combat tobacco use.

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