National Women's Law Center, American Cancer Society, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Save the Children, Center for Law and Social Policy, MomRising.org, American Heart Assocaition, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Lung Association. 2013. Raising smart, healthy kids in every state: Expanding early education initiatives with funding from the federal tobacco tax. Washington, DC: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 63 pp.
Annotation: This report provides estimates of the public health, educational, social, and financial benefits of a proposal by President Obama in his fiscal year 2014 budget to expand federal funding for early childhood education programs over 10 years and to pay for this with an increase in federal excise tax rates of cigarette and other tobacco products. The report outlines the proposal and discusses the importance of early education, the importance of reducing tobacco use, synergies between education and health, and how the proposal addresses these issues. Benefits of the proposal for the nation and for states are presented.
Contact: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-5469 Fax: (202) 296-5427 Web Site: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org Available from the web site.
Keywords: Costs, Early childhood education, Early childhood programs, Financing, Health, Public health, Taxes, Tobacco use