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Most Nevadans Favor Settlement Money For Antismoking Programs

A poll of registered Nevada voters found that 79% favored allocating a significant portion of the state's tobacco settlement for efforts to reduce youth smoking.

The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Research for the American Cancer Society.

"Health care for seniors and efforts to reduce tobacco use among kids are favored by eight out of 10 Nevadans," said Dan Geary of the Cancer Society.

"Nevada's elected officials should study these results carefully and enact the state's first comprehensive tobacco control program."

Las Vegas Sun, (5/17/99) "Nevadans want settlement funds used to cut teen smoking," [Full Text: here]