Kansas Health Foundation

Health
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Tobacco And Kansas, A $1 Billion Relationship

A tobacco advertisement outside of a gas station.
Credit Daniel Oines/Flickr Creative Commons

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Kansas spends over a billion dollars a year in healthcare costs directly linked to smoking. The state once had one of the nation’s lowest percentages of smokers, but decline hasn’t been as rapid as other states – it now ranks 25th in the nation.

    

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Health
6:02 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KHF Awards $1.5 Million To KU School Of Public Health

Fundraising efforts to establish a school of public health at the University of Kansas have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation.