From the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers:
Researchers from the University of Washington PRC and their partners at health departments in Washington State and Oregon assessed health care costs and smoking rates associated with three tobacco-control strategies for the state of Washington:
- A comprehensive tobacco prevention and control program in Washington State (2000-2011);
- Washington’s statewide ban on smoking in public places (Initiative 901), in force since late 2005;
- Washington’s multiple increases in cigarette taxes, which added $0.63 to the per-pack price from 2000 to 2008.
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