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Smoking Prevention Programs Get Low Funding
DES MOINES (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Smoking prevention programs in Iowa are not getting recommended funding.
Public health organizations released numbers on December 9th showing the amount of money each state's government gives to anti-tobacco services.
Iowa is sticking close to the national average of 13%.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the state pay about $36.7 million dollars of tobacco revenue toward the programs. Iowa actually gives about $5.1 million dollars or 14%.
Only two states in the U.S. actually meet the requirements. Iowa was ranked 24th.