ACS CAN supports the continued, full implementation of Article X, Section 27 of the Florida Constitution. Funding allocated for the Tobacco Prevention and Education program should be approximately $75.1 million for Fiscal Year 2021-22 and allocated based on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Best Practices. This program, now more than ever, should be fully funded and permitted to incorporate education around e-cigarettes in order to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic and continue reductions in use for other tobacco products.
In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.