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Conquest - CRF: Improving the Health of Marylanders

Conquest: AN UPDATE ON MARYLAND CIGARETTE RESTITUTION FUNDS

CRF: Improving the Health of Marylanders

By: Valerie Mehl
Date: March 21, 2011


Maryland Cancer Rates Continue to Decline
In the 1980s, Maryland ranked among the highest in cancer incidence and death rates. With targeted state initiatives, including the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control and the Cigarette Restitution Fund, these rates have steadily declined.

Maryland’s Cancer Deaths

 YEAR                           Rankings
1983-1987                         1st
1999-2001                         14th
2005-2006                         19th
2007*                                 23rd

*This is the most recent data available for all states

 


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