Kansas receives $53 million from tobacco settlement
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.