The Tobacco Industry`s 1998 Master Settlement Agreement With The States Resulted In Quizlet

It is clear that due to the impact of stakeholder activity and changing economic situations at the state level, the MSA has not led to a clear and simple intensification of public tobacco control efforts. 59 In 2000-2001, the General Accounting Office carried out a detailed analysis of how States used MSA30 payments. The General Accounting Office found that the largest allocation of MSA funds went to public health programs, but the funds were not focused on smoking-related treatments or educating youth about smokers. Seven States had allocated considerable amounts to aid to tobacco producers and general economic development. More than a quarter (26%) of MSA funds have been spent on non-health programmes, including educational and social services, infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) and budget reserves. 20% of MSA funds have not yet been allocated. Finally, given the three points mentioned above, it is clear from a political point of view that supporters of tobacco control should continue to advocate for an increase in ADM expenditure, but they should not overestimate the importance of such means in the final fight against tobacco. Children certainly need to learn that they should not use tobacco, but it is more important to ensure that the price of tobacco products is so high that it is difficult for them to obtain them in all circumstances. DSA funds can play a role in this regard, but they cannot and should not be the most important financial element of tobacco control policy. This awareness can only strengthen tobacco control efforts at the state level. A complex performance: the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. A chapter by Joelle Lester and Kerry Cork that describes the historical context of the 1998 Tobacco Settlement Agreement (MSA) and assesses its impact. Looking Back to Move Forward: Resolving Health & Environmental Crises (Environmental Law Institute, 2020).

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