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November 23 Marks Tenth Anniversary of the Largest Civil Settlement in U.S. History
Date:11/18/2008

American Lung Association Urges States to End the Tobacco Settlement Spending Spree and Direct Funds to Protect Public Health

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Sunday, November 23, 2008, will mark the ten year anniversary of the signing of the largest civil settlement in United States history. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) was a court settlement between 46 states and the major tobacco companies that reimbursed the states for smoking-caused health care costs and imposed marketing restrictions on the tobacco companies. The companies agreed to pay these states $206 billion over 25 years.

What should be a milestone public health celebration is instead a somber day resulting in states' broken promises to improve their resident's health by failing to utilize the $206 billion dollar settlement award to support smoking cessation and prevention programs. In fact, no states are currently funding their state tobacco cessation and prevention program at levels recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"The financial incentives for states to use money from the MSA to fight tobacco use are obvious," said Bernadette Toomey, President and CEO of the American Lung Association. "Tobacco prevention programs are proven time and again to be highly effective. States that fund prevention programs at levels recommended by the CDC will see a significant decline in their smoking rates and dramatic cuts in their health care costs as a result."

Although the settlement did not place parameters on how states must use their settlement dollars, promises were made by state governors and attorney generals at the time of the settlement that the money would be used to alleviate the strain tobacco-related healthcare costs have on each state's Medicaid program in addition to supporting tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives. Those promises were largely
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