• Tobacco Use in CA: Making Strides, but Room to Improve

    Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES – In California alone, 40,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, which also cost the state just over $18 billion in healthcare and loss of productivity. Two reports out today explain what states are doing to curb tobacco use. Lindsey Freitas,...
  • Report: California Not Spending Enough on Tobacco Prevention

    Suzanne Potter California News Service  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California gets billions each year from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and yet, it spends only 22 percent of what the Centers for Disease Control recommends on smoking prevention and cessation programs, for which the money was intended A new...