For every dollar Washington state will spend on smoking prevention and cessation programs, the tobacco companies will have spent more than $63 here, an estimated $89.1 million in 2015. (Associated Press file photo)

For every dollar Washington state will spend on smoking prevention and cessation programs, the tobacco companies will have spent more than $63 here, an estimated $89.1 million in 2015. (Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: State must spend more on anti-smoking programs

The state enjoys a windfall from a 1997 settlement but uses very little of it as intended.

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