Published in Regulation, Volume 32, Issue 1, Summer July 1, 2009, pages 46-52.
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In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report detailing "best practice" spending recommendations for state tobacco control programs. According to the report, "Research shows that the more states spend on comprehensive tobacco control programs, the greater the reductions in smoking-- and the longer states invest in such programs, the greater and faster the impact.