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The Missouri Profile: A review of Missouri's tobacco prevention and control program

  • Author(s): Hepp, Lisa, BS
  • Herbers, Stephanie, BA
  • Mueller, Nancy, MPH
  • Luke, Douglas, PhD
  • et al.
Abstract

Missouri’s tobacco control program has been greatly challenged by an unsupportive political climate, inadequate program funding, and a state budget deficit. Despite these barriers, the program has benefited from dedicated tobacco control professionals, committed coalitions, and recent efforts in policy change. It is hoped that continued efforts in strengthening community groups and a unified implementation of a strategic plan will help Missouri’s program progress in its efforts.

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