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HELP director asks about tobacco fund restoration


HELP director asks about tobacco fund restoration

Tim Leeds

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A local legislator told the head of a local advocacy group that a final decision on cutting money from an anti-tobacco fund is not yet made.

Krista Solomon, executive director of the HELP Committee, said a Montana House committee had eliminated funding from a lawsuit settlement. In the court case, cigarette companies agreed to pay for youth smoking prevention programs.

Montana voters overwhelmingly approved the statute to use the money for tobacco programs, Solomon sa...

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