Anti-Smoking Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Funding For Stop-Smoking Programs (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM EDT

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- Anti-smoking advocates are urging lawmakers to restore tobacco prevention funding to the state budget.

Budget recommendations in the House and from Governor Mike Pence, slash the $8 million annual budget for the health department's stop-smoking programs. Pence proposed chopping the budget in half, while the House-approved plan cuts funding by $3 million a year.

Lobbying lawmakers, the group says spending the money now will save far more later in long term health costs.

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