Only four states fund their tobacco prevention and control programs at the minimum levels recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beginning in 2008, the 46 Master Settlement Agreement states and territories will receive bonus settlement payments totaling almost a billion dollars per year for ten years. In addition to the bonus payments, state budgets are turning around, the evidence regarding the success of tobacco control programs continues to grow and several states have had recent success in garnering new funds for tobacco prevention. This grant supported a two-day national meeting of tobacco control advocates and tobacco prevention and cessation program managers to identify and discuss new approaches on how to raise awareness of the need to increase tobacco control program funding and to strategize on moving the issue forward in states. The meeting was held in Atlanta on October 19-20, 2006. The goal of the meeting was for attendees to leave with renewed motivation, new tools, fresh ideas and a tangible plan for keeping the issue of tobacco control funding alive in the eyes of the public and policy makers.
Amount Awarded $140,000.00
Awarded on: 9/19/2006
Time frame: 10/1/2006 - 3/31/2007
Grant Number: 59058