North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45th in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.
Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.