States' Spending on Tobacco Control Programs Compared with Tax and Settlement Revenues (image) San Francisco State University Share Print E-Mail Caption States' collective spending on tobacco control programs (shown in green) between 1991 and 2007 compared to tax revenues from tobacco sales (blue) and revenue from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (red). A new study by San Francisco State University economist Sudip Chattopadhyay shows that states could save 14-20 times more than the cost of implementing tobacco control programs, reaping savings in medical costs, Medicaid payments and lost productivity by workers. Credit Contemporary Economic Policy Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.