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Last updated 9:51AM ET
September 21, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
More Money Coming to CT, MA, and NY from Tobacco Settlment
(wfcr) - Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts are among the top five states that will be receiving additional money from the national tobacco settlement starting in the next fiscal year. Currently, Connecticut receives more than $110-million a year for its share of the master settlement agreement between cigarette makers and attorneys general from the 50 states. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the state will receive substantially more because of its strategic role in bringing the tobacco lawsuit.

Blumenthal says lawmakers should set aside all of the new tobacco revenue for smoking prevention programs. Right now, Connecticut spends just $10-million a year on combating smoking and treating the health effects of cigarettes.
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