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WASTE BUSTERS: How Missouri spends tobacco settlement revenue

The state of Missouri spends just 0.01 percent of the amount that the Centers for Disease Control recommends the state spend on tobacco prevention.

In 2018, Missouri received nearly $138 million from the Master Settlement Agreement between 46 U.S. States and the nation’s largest tobacco companies.

The following in how Missouri plans to spend the revenue generated from that ongoing settlement in 2019:

Tobacco Settlement Appropriations-FY19

DESE — $28,748,143 OA (Fringe, IT, & CAP) — $2,205,541 Regulation (DRL & CD) — $337,486 DSS Child Care Subsidies — $7,574,500 Telemedicine — $437,640 DPS-Alcohol & Tobacco Control — $148,971 DMH-ADA Prevention & Treatment — $2,169,027 Medicaid — $115,122,476 Total — $156,743,784

In 2019, Missouri tobacco prevention programs will have a total of $1,350,905 in financial resources.

Of that amount, $1,213,997 will be provided by the federal government, $70,894 will come from the state’s general revenue and just $66,014 will come from the tobacco settlement.

Below is the department breakdown of the planned expenditures.

FY19 Planned Expenditures on Tobacco Cessation:

DHSS Quitline — $483,781 Total $435,281 Federal Funds $48,500 Missouri General Revenue DHSS Tobacco Control — $776,110 Total $753,716 Federal Funds $22,394 Missouri General Revenue DMH Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training — $66,014 tobacco settlement DMH Tobacco Use Reduction Activities — $25,000 Federal Funds

The state of Missouri has received a total of $2,728,830,223 from the Master Settlement Agreement since it was struck in 1998.

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