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Kansas receives $53 million from tobacco settlement

Florida lawmakers are hoping to raise the age to buy tobacco. (Pixabay).
Florida lawmakers are hoping to raise the age to buy tobacco. (Pixabay).(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 21, 2020 at 9:11 PM CDT
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Kansas received $53 million from its annual tobacco settlement payment.

Every year, the state receives a payment from participating tobacco manufacturers. The settlement payments are intended to offset the costs of tobacco-related illness suffered by Kansans through funding government-paid medical benefits.

According to the Attorney General, Kansas has received $1.24 billion since the payments began in 1999.

The settlement was a result of a 46-state lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s.

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