Kentucky and Indiana together received an estimated $990 million this year from tobacco settlement money and tobacco taxes — but little of it is being spent on anti-smoking programs, according to a report by public health groups. According to the health groups’ report, “A Broken Promise to Our Children,” the states will collect $25.6 billion in tobacco-settlement payments and tobacco taxes this year but will spend only $456.7 million combating tobacco use — just 1.8 percent of their tobacco revenues.

Ain’t that too bad?



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