An anti-smoking organization says Illinois is spending far less than what's needed to prevent kids from smoking.  The “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” says that Illinois is 32nd in the nation in money spent toward stopping kids from picking up the habit.  Both this fiscal year and next fiscal year, Illinois plans to spend just over eleven-million dollars to stop kids from smoking.  

The Center For Disease Control recommends the state spends 157-million to combat the one-point-one billion dollars in revenue generated by tobacco companies each year in Illinois.

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