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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/24/11 The Tobacco Settlement By:  Karissa Hinkle and Kristin Batten
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 5/24/11 What Is the Tobacco  Settlement? n November 1998 agreement between 46 states in the  U.S. (the other 4 states settled tobacco lawsuits  separately) n 4 of the largest tobacco companies make annual  payments to 46 states n $206 billion over 25 year span distributed among states  helps pay for their tobacco-related health care costs  (Phase 1) n Additional $5 billion to 14 states to compensate them 
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 5/24/11 Effectiveness of the Tobacco  Settlement n The number of tobacco companies that are part of the  MSA (Master Settlement Agreement) has increased  from 4 to 41. n Money paid to states also helps fund an anti-smoking 
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Unformatted text preview: group, American Legacy Foundation. n The Tobacco Settlement banded tobacco advertisements towards youth and used money to help fund the National Public Education Foundation. 5/24/11 Relevance to Social Work n NASW refers you to helpstartshere.com for information on health issues related to tobacco products and ways to quit smoking. n Social Workers should be aware of this policy because it impacts Medicare and Medicare coverage Citations:-Picture 1: nigerianationaltobaccocontrolbill.blogspot.com-Picture 2: neverendingmotivation.com-Picutre 3: http://www.clker.com/clipart-no-smoking-4.html-http://www.healthwellnc.com/hwtfc/pdffiles/hwOverviewTobaccoSettlement.pdf...
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