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Experts Encourage Tobacco Prevention
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Saturday, 08 December 2012 06:40

(RALEIGH) -- On the 14th anniversary of the landmark 1998 master tobacco settlement over tobacco related health care costs, health care advocates say they are disappointed over how little of that money is being used to prevent kids from starting smoking.

Chris Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Action Networks, says that more needs to be done to help.

 

"People who are currently smokers, the overwhelming majority of them desperately want to quit. The problem is they can't because they're addicted.

Somehow you have to help them get over that, and that's what a lot of these programs were supposed to do."

He says North Carolina gets $433 million from tobacco taxes and the national master settlement.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 06:54
 
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