Report: R.I. ranks 40th for tobacco prevention program funding

RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 40 in the nation for state spending as a percentage of CDC recommended spending for tobacco use prevention and quitting programs. / COURTESY CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 40 in the nation for state spending as a percentage of CDC recommended spending for tobacco use prevention and quitting programs. / COURTESY CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island ranked No. 40 nationwide in funding tobacco use prevention and quitting programs, and will spend less than one percent of this year’s combined revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes on such programs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The rankings were based…

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