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NCPR Newsfacts:
Where Did the Tobacco Settlement Go?

North Country Counties: Revenue From Tobacco Settlement &
Dollars Spent On Tobacco Programs in 2001

The North Country received roughly $10,000,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Only about $144,000 were spent on tobacco programs.

  • Clinton County: Received $1,300,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $44,000 on tobacco control programs.
  • Essex County: Received $577,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • Franklin County: Received $754,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • Hamilton County: Received $100,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • Herkimer County: Took a one-time lump sum payment of $1,000,000 in 2001. Spent $0 dollars on tobacco control programs.
  • Jefferson County: Received $1,400,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • Lewis County: Received $415,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • St. Lawrence County: Received $1,840,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $0 on tobacco control programs.
  • Saratoga County: Received $2,340,000 in tobacco settlement payments in 2001. Spent $100,000 on tobacco control programs.

Source: American Lung Association of New York State, December 6, 2001