Report: State spends too little on tobacco prevention & cessation programs

Nebraska ranks 23rd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.  That’s an improvement from last year’s 30th ranking by a coalition of public health programs.
Nebraska spends $4 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, far short of the 22 million dollars recommended by the CDC.
The report says tobacco companies spend $72 million a year to market their products in Nebraska.