R.I. ACS CAN: State falls far short of cancer prevention goals

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S Cancer Action Network in Rhode Island reports the state is only spending a fraction of recommended funding on cancer prevention. / COURTESY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S CANCER ACTION NETWORK IN RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island increased its Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program spending slightly this year by $12,000 to $387,000, continuing a moral cancer-prevention dilemma, said Robert Dulski, director of government relations for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network in Rhode Island. The sum spent on tobacco prevention and cessation is only 3 percent of…

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