Arkansas Sixth in Funding Programs to Protect Kids from Tobacco - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Sixth in Funding Programs to Protect Kids from Tobacco

DECEMBER 7, 2006 - Posted at 7:44 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas has dropped one spot to sixth placein a national ranking of states by how much they spend on tobaccoprevention programs. The annual report issued yesterday, ``A BrokenPromise to Our Children,'' was compiled by the Campaign forTobacco-Free Kids, the American Heart Association, the AmericanCancer Society and the American Lung Association.

The report says Arkansas spent $15.1 million on tobacco-prevention programs in 2006, down from $17.5 million dollars in 2005. That figure put the state in sixth place behind Maine, Delaware, Colorado, Arizona and New York.

The report says the U-S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that states spend at least $17.9 million dollars every year.

In Arkansas, 25.9 percent of high school students smoke and 4,000 more juveniles become regular smokers every year.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Authorities search for armed, dangerous suspect

    Authorities search for armed, dangerous suspect

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:51:15 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-06-18 00:18:31 GMT

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people on the west side of Imboden to keep their doors locked as law enforcement looks for an armed and dangerous suspect who fled from police Sunday afternoon.

    Officials in Lawrence County are asking people on the west side of Imboden to keep their doors locked as law enforcement looks for an armed and dangerous suspect who fled from police Sunday afternoon.

  • Mayor Harold Perrin named first VP of Arkansas Municipal League

    Mayor Harold Perrin named first VP of Arkansas Municipal League

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:31:04 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:26:26 GMT

    Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin has been named First Vice President of the Arkansas Municipal League.

    Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin has been named First Vice President of the Arkansas Municipal League.

  • Group works to help families eat smart

    Group works to help families eat smart

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:26:00 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:02:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A group is working to teach people how to eat healthy on a budget.

    A group is working to teach people how to eat healthy on a budget.

Powered by Frankly