Regional
11:48 am
Wed November 30, 2005

Funding Tobacco Prevention Ranks Low

Washington, D. C. – The U. S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reports Kentucky
ranks 37th among all states in the allocation of money to prevent use
of tobacco by minors.
That's 10.6% of the CDC's minimum spending recommendation.
Kentucky now allocates $2.7 million a year for what is termed "tobacco
prevention".
The CDC says the state should be spending between $25.1 million and
$69.9 million to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention
program.
The amount Kentucky now spends on prevention is 1.1 % of the state's
tobacco generated revenue from tobacco settlement payments and
tobacco taxes.