Report: Oklahoma increases spending on tobacco prevention

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 9:13 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma has increased its spending on tobacco prevention programs and is now in the top half of the states in the amount spent on such programs.

A report released today says Oklahoma is expected to spend $8.9-million on tobacco prevention this year. That's up from $4.8-million last year and ranks as the 21st highest amount spent among the states.

The report is released each year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association.