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Smoking Prevention Programs Get Low Funding

   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.
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