Tobacco Use Prevention Funding

In 2011, the General Assembly abolished the Health and Wellness Trust Fund, dismantling North Carolina’s extremely effective tobacco use prevention programs. Since then, the General Assembly has slashed tobacco use prevention and cessation funding, providing only $1.2 million for the cessation call line, NCQuitline, and no funding for tobacco use prevention programs.

NCAH believes that fully-funded tobacco use prevention programs are effective in reducing tobacco use amongst teens in North Carolina and aims to restore $17 million in tobacco use prevention funding.

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