National Report: Rhode Island Ranks 41st in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
Tobacco Free Kids, December 8, 2015
A report that shows how Rhode Island ranks 41st in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Rhode Island is spending $397,908 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 3.1 percent of the $12.8 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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