11/9/2010

Public health experts have raised concerns that smoking cessation efforts may slow due to state budget cuts for anti-smoking campaigns from $569 million last year to $517 million in fiscal year 2011, a record low since 1999. Experts said the reduced spending could compromise efforts to fight tobacco-industry marketing and deter young people from starting smoking. CDC Director Thomas Frieden agreed that the cuts could mean a setback in progress.

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