Fact for Life #262

In State News on December 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

Indiana currently spends $11.8 million annually ($10.8 million in state funds and a $1 million federal grant) on tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This is only 15% of the CDC’s funding recommendation of $78.8 million.

Source: Tobacco-Free Kids annual report on states’ funding of tobacco prevention programs: A Broken Promise To Our Children: The 1998 State Settlement 11 Years Later.

“Facts for Life,” brief e-mail messages that provide statistics on the toll of tobacco on Hoosiers and the State of Indiana, are presented by Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation.

For more information on Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, visit,, or


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