Sen. Gordon Supports Continued Funding of CT’s Tobacco Control Programs

February 8, 2024

State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock), member of the Appropriations Committee, today supported continuous and appropriate funding for the state’s Tobacco Control Programs. The committee met today to discuss Governor Lamont’s fiscal year 2025 budget revision that seeks to pause the program’s annual $12 million in tobacco control funding for the fiscal year, because of an equal backlog of unspent funds from fiscal year 2024.

“As a senator who’s also a cancer doctor, I take care of many people at varying stages of cancer. The state’s Tobacco Control Programs serve a vital preventative healthcare need and should be funded adequately. Too many times over the years, money was taken from the specified purpose for this fund. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue to advocate for this program funding that will ensure continuity of services and programs—a key to health care prevention,” he said.