Archive for Wednesday, December 7, 2005

State grant boosts anti-smoking efforts

December 7, 2005


Lawrence and Douglas County are getting a major boost to expand tobacco-prevention efforts.

A grant worth more than $200,000 has been awarded to the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Project. A formal announcement about the grant will made during a presentation at 9 a.m. today in Lawrence Memorial Hospital's auditorium.

Douglas County C.H.I.P. will get $184,000 in cash plus more than $60,000 in direct assistance to support comprehensive tobacco prevention programs. The funds are awarded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.


Ragingbear 12 years, 2 months ago

What some people don't realize is that the government makes a killing off of taxing tobacco. You honestly don't think smokes actually cost 5 dollars a pack, do you?

Then they spend money to put tobacco out of business. Where is the lost revenue going to come from?

Oh, and the amount of tax revenue generated by tobacco far outweighs the cost to the american health care system.

Not to say that smoking is good. In fact, I like it now that I don't have smoke in my food at restaurants. I just don't like people's rights being squashed the way they are.

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