Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wall Street Journal on Negative Health Impacts When Tobacco Control Program Funding is Slashed

The Wall Street Journal: "States have cut their combined funding for smoking prevention in the current fiscal year to the lowest level since 1999," the WSJ article, published yesterday points out.

The article goes on to explore the backlashes many states have seen after their tobacco prevention and control programs experience significant funding cuts, similar to the cuts WI saw in 2009.

The trend the article finds is that when these cuts happen, the smoking rates in those states, many of which were falling significantly when the programs were well funded, quickly begin to stall.

Check out the the full article here.

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