Alabama to get $1.5M for nutrition, smoking cessation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama will get $1.5 million in federal
funds to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, reduce obesity, and decrease smoking.

The money is part of $119.5 million in community prevention and
wellness awards handed out this month across the nation.

Alabama will get $766,182 for efforts in nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco control.

The state will use $830,666 to expand tobacco cessation programs.

The money is part of recovery act funds distributed by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.

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