CDC: States aren't using cigarette taxes for anti-smoking efforts

04/9/2010 | Reuters

The CDC reported that 14 states and Washington, D.C., didn't use additional cigarette taxes raised in 2009 to fund programs aimed at smoking cessation or preventing tobacco-related disease. In a separate commentary, the agency suggested that imposing new laws "might be necessary to prohibit all retail price promotions (e.g., coupons or two-for-one offers) that can decrease cigarette retail prices to consumers."

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