State funding for tobacco prevention programs

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Posted: Dec 09, 2009 12:01 AM

How 10 states rank in funding for tobacco use prevention, in millions of dollars, compared with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation for each state.

TOP FIVE:

State, FY10 Funding, CDC Recommended amount, Percent of CDC Recommendation

North Dakota, $9.4, $9.3, 100.6

Alaska, $8.6, $10.7, 80.0

Delaware, $10.8, $13.9, 77.5

Montana, $9.4, $13.9, 67.3

Wyoming, $5.8, $9.0, 64.9

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BOTTOM FIVE:

State, FY10 Funding, CDC Recommended amount, Percent of CDC Recommendation

Alabama, $2.1, $56.7, 3.7

Michigan, $4.3, $121.2, 3.5

Missouri, $2.4, $73.2, 3.2

Georgia, $3.2, $116.5, 2.7

Tennessee, $1.5, $71.7, 2.1

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Source: "A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 11 Years Later," released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.