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Missouri Anti-smoking efforts

Anti-smoking efforts in Missouri are in line for their first infusion of money from the state's 1998 settlement with tobacco companies.

Governor Blunt is proposing to spend $875,000.00 next year on programs to fight teen smoking.

Blunt says Missouri ranks last in the nation in efforts to help young smokers quit and stop other teens from taking up the habit.

Missouri has received $822 million dollars so far under the legal settlement.

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