gets an "F" in funding for tobacco prevention.
That's according to the American Lung Association's state of
tobacco control 2013 report. The report says that New Jersey receives $997 million in tobacco–related revenue annually, but it spends only 2.2% of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends to fund tobacco
prevention and quit smoking programs.
The state did receive an "A" for smoke free air, a
"B" in cigarette tax, and a "D" in cessation coverage.
According to the American Lung Association, tobacco causes an
estimated 11,201 deaths in New Jersey each year and costs the state's
economy $5.6 billion in healthcare.
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