The Chicago Tribune, 29 January 2010
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29 janvier 2010
"If you smoke and itch to quit, don't look to the state for help. Despite an annual infusion of about $300 million from the landmark tobacco settlement, Illinois continues to spend less than most others on programs designed to prevent people from lighting up, according to a national ranking.
"Illinois finished 41st out of the 50 states in the percentage of settlement money funneled into prevention and stop-smoking programs during the current fiscal year, the nonprofit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids recently reported. Tennessee was at the bottom, North Dakota at the top.
"The Land of Lincoln's lowly status was lamented by public health officials and some politicians, who describe a lost opportunity to use the pot of money to help cut the smoking rate."