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Designing an effective statewide tobacco control program--Massachusetts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9874385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Smoking-related illnesses kill > 10,000 Massachusetts residents each year and cost hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private expenditures for health care. To combat this public health problem, in 1992 Massachusetts voters approved a referendum question calling for an increased excise tax on tobacco products, with the revenue supporting a Health Protection Fund. Approximately 40% of the fund is used to finance the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program (MTCP), administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. During the first 3 fiscal years (FY), the MTCP budget has averaged just over $40 million annually, declining during that period from approximately $43 million in FY 1995 to < $37 million in FY 1997.
Authors:
G Connolly; H Robbins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-19     Completed Date:  1999-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2722-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Boston 02108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Communication
Humans
Massachusetts
Policy Making*
Program Development
Public Health / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Smoking / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence,  prevention & control*
State Government
Taxes / legislation & jurisprudence*
Tobacco Industry / legislation & jurisprudence

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