States not doing enough prevent smoking

November 18, 2008 6:35:59 PM PST
It's been 10 years since the landmark tobacco settlement. Money from that settlement was supposed to be put towards smoking prevention, but a new report says states aren't doing enough.

Spokespeople for the Heart Association and the Campaign for

Tobacco-Free Kids say none are spending the minimum amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Delaware is close, coming in 2nd best. It's spends $9 million for anti-smoking efforts.

But Pennsylvania ranked 26th, and New Jersey came in 39th.

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S.


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