Smoke stacks

    The American Cancer Society is scolding New Jersey for its lack of funding dedicated to smoking cessation and addiction prevention.The state set aside $600,000 this year for anti-smoking initiatives.


    Ranked 46th in the nation for anti-smoking efforts, New Jersey transferred $7.5 million in smoking cessation funding to the general budget in order to cover a gap, according to

    State Deputy Health Commissioner Susan Walsh is unhappy with the low ranking, and cites the state’s $2.6 million in disease management funding as an advancement toward smoking cessation and addiction prevention.

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