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Last updated 5:36PM ET
September 18, 2018
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
UMass Class Stops Students From Smoking
(wfcr) - Just a few years ago, Massachusetts was a leader in anti-smoking efforts. Much of the state's share of the national settlement with tobacco companies was spent on anti-smoking ads. But tight budget times cut funding for those efforts. Last week, the state legislature voted to spend another four and a half million dollars on the Tobacco Control Pogram -- but that would still leave the program nearly 40 million dollars shy of what it had to spend in 2000.
But that hasn't stopped individual efforts around the state from taking on smoking. The Microbiology Department at UMass-Amherst offers a class on the Biology of Cancer and AIDS that has apparently had a significant impact on the smoking habits of students. WFCR's Bob Paquette reports.
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