Texas ranks 41st in anti-tobacco spending
Texas is not spending enough money to kill the tobacco industry, according to these Groups: : Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association.
"By failing to provide adequate funding for tobacco prevention, Texas' leaders have let down the state's kids and taxpayers," said William V. Corr, executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.Nine States rank behind Texas, though. Of those, four States (Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Tennessee} don't spend any money at all on such a thing. The District of Columbia also spends no money to kill "big tobacco."
But why kill the cash cow? The groups note that States are scheduled to receive $13-billion from "big tobacco" next year.