How much money does the State receive from the Tobacco Master Settlement?

Published 01/28/2008 10:42 AM   |    Updated 05/14/2009 12:13 PM

How much money does the State receive from the Tobacco Master Settlement?

Indiana receives an annual payment of approximately $120 million from the Tobacco Master Settlement, although the figure varies each year.  This represents approximately 1.5% of the $8 billion annual allocation to all states, intended for cost recovery associated with public health costs for treating smokers’ health issues.  This payment is distributed to the Indiana State Department of Health, Family and Social Services Administration, the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Child Services and various other programs.  These agencies use the funding for a variety of programs to address issues related to tobacco use, from prevention to treatment of smoking-related illness.

http://www.in.gov/sboa/

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