Governor: Funding is provided for tobacco cessation services to people who will remain underinsured and uninsured after the initial wave of Medicaid and Health Benefit Exchange enrollments. Investments in tobacco use prevention are expected to reduce the incidence of chronic disease and overall health care costs in Washington State. DOH will develop sustainable funding sources other than General Fund-State in order to continue this program into future biennia.
Senate: See Tobacco and Marijuana Prevention.
House: Funding is provided for public health tobacco use prevention and cessation programs. The DOH will develop sustainable funding sources other than General Fund-State in order to continue these programs into future biennia.