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Article - Health - General




§13–1015.

    (a)    For fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2012, the Governor shall include at least $6,000,000 in the annual budget in appropriations for activities aimed at reducing tobacco use in Maryland as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including:

        (1)    Media campaigns aimed at reducing smoking initiation and encouraging smokers to quit smoking;

        (2)    Media campaigns educating the public about the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure;

        (3)    Enforcement of existing laws banning the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21 years;

        (4)    Promotion and implementation of smoking cessation programs; and

        (5)    Implementation of school–based tobacco education programs.

    (b)    For fiscal year 2013 and each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor shall include at least $10,000,000 in the annual budget in appropriations for the purposes described in subsection (a) of this section.