Going up in smoke

By: - June 13, 2005 5:49 am

News & Record

In 2001, the General Assembly created the N.C. Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission and charged it with establishing a comprehensive plan for reducing teen tobacco use. The money came with the territory: By law, the health trust fund receives 25 percent of North Carolina’s share of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. The total settlement amount: $4.6 billion, to be paid over 25 years.  (more…)

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Chris Fitzsimon

Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. [email protected] 919-861-2066