Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Louis County to Spend $7.5 Million to Help Smokers Quit

St. Louis County has been awarded a federal grant of more than $7.5 million to help smokers quit the habit and deter young people from taking it up. The two-year grant comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The money will be spent to help smokers who want to quit, and to educate young people about the dangers of tobacco use and the general public about second-hand smoke.

The county said it will work with the CDC over the next month to create a detailed budget for the grant.


  1. Anonymous6:40 PM

    What a senseless waste of money. $7.5 million could be spent so much more wisely in St. Louis County. How is this money going to help the dismal job market.
    I am sure, this is not the Counties fault, but, someone is spending our hard earned tax dollars foolishly, again.
    When does it stop?

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  3. Mike Roberts said...
    I whole heartedly agree. This is a waste. Sure some money should be spent to educate the kids, but not $7.5 million. Who will control the disbursement of the money from the county's standpoint? Charlie Dooley?

  4. Anonymous12:13 PM

    That is one hell of a lot of hand out pamphlets or brochures.
    What a waste of money.
    People out of work, infrastructure falling apart, taxes about to go up, and we are spending $7.5 mil on more wasted paper.

    When does the general population get mad as hell and rally up against this stuff?