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CDC: Kansas must spend more on smoking prevention


Anti-smoking initiatives in the state aren't making the cut, the CDC says. The failure is going to cost the state.

KANSAS is not spending enough on anti-smoking initiatives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Lung Association. The state should be spending $32 million a year on prevention efforts, but has spent only $11 million in the past 10 years. State lawmakers decided in 1999 to spend most of the funds from the tobacco lawsuit settlement on programs that benefit children.

MICHIGAN is one of 13 states that failed to report any actions against physicians to the National Practitioner Data Bank, according to the consumer group Public Citizen. Public Citizen questions whether the state has disciplined 220 physicians whose hospitals sanctioned them for bad performance or misconduct between September 1990 and December 2009. A spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation said it would report the hospitals' actions to the data bank.

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