NCGA – Don’t cut anti-teen smoking programs

Kristy Andrews has been featured in several TRU commercials in North Carolina.  She  lost her husband to tobacco use when he was just 30 years old.  Kristy just released a compelling video asking the North Carolina General Assembly not to make the massive cuts to tobacco prevention programs currently proposed:

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4 Comments

  1. JeffS

    June 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Everyone said that when they started stealing money from the fund last year that they wouldn’t stop.

    Is there a fund left that hasn’t been raided?

  2. Frank Burns

    June 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    We should raid the budget for Pre K, free day care, and use that for actual education.

  3. Adam Searing

    June 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Kristy’s point is pretty simple. The Republican move to cut extremely successful teen tobacco use prevention programs by 68% is foolish both in the short and long term. It will simply cost NC much more money in the long run to deal with the financial consequences of the health care costs from increased smoking rates. And it will mean more people who are unhealthy and die earlier.

  4. Fern Webb

    June 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Well said, Adam Searing. I think the budget cut is short sighted and lacks economic wisdom.