Texas ranks low on anti-tobacco spending


A national anti-tobacco group ranks Texas near the bottom for funding anti-tobacco programs and says the money for those programs is being spent elsewhere.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids showed Texas ranks 41st in the nation in terms of spending on tobacco prevention programs. Spokesman Danny McGoldrick said the state gets $1.8 billion in tobacco revenue from tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes.

Based on that amount, the Centers for Disease Control says Texas should spend $266.3 million on tobacco prevention programs.

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