Tobacco settlement uses must include the elderly

Seniors are the true victims of smoking, because they became addicted before the dangers were fully known. Seniors should receive a fair share of tobacco settlement funds to ensure access to health care, prescription drugs and services that help them live independently. The Area Agency on Aging supports spending 25% of the tobacco settlement funds to help Illinois seniors. We believe the victims of smoking should receive some benefits from the settlement.
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Full Text: Pantagraph 1999 Oct 17


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