Ohio Governor Announces Anti-tobacco Initiative

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has announced a new plan to fight smoking in the state.

Kasich says Ohio was once a national leader in reducing the number of people who smoke and needs to take the cause up again.

Kasich announced in his State of the State speech Monday he is dedicating new tobacco settlement dollars in the fight against the addiction of smoking.

He says the fight will help drive down medical costs and improve Ohioans’ health.

Kasich’s proposal didn’t include dollar amounts or details on the plan.

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