state anti-smoking plans work. Take a look:Admittedly, I’m a skeptic and a cynic. Given the amount of people I see sucking down cigarettes, I’d be the first to say anti-smoking campaigns don’t work, but, apparently I’m wrong. According to Reuters,
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an independent research institute analyzed data on smoking rates and tobacco control spending in all 50 states from 1995 to 2003.Now, we just got to get some more state anti-weed-smoking plans.
The advocacy group Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said the states will spend about $717 million in fiscal year 2008 on tobacco control and smoking cessation programs.
These programs include advertising on the hazards of smoking, school- and community-based anti-smoking efforts, and steps like creating toll-free telephone lines to help people quit.
The study found that the more states spent on programs, the larger the declines they achieved in adult smoking rates, independent of other factors like higher tobacco prices.