(WBIR) Cumberland County will receive thousands of dollars to help curb tobacco use in the community.
The Tennessee Department of Health has given Cumberland County $53,000 to the fund the Tennessee Tobacco Settlement Program, a three-year program aimed to reduce tobacco consumption. Every county in Tennessee will receive some sort of funding for the program.
Each county has a goal to meet during the three years addressing many of tobacco's biggest problem areas, including smoking during pregnancy, reducing second-hand smoke exposure to infants and young children and preventing tobacco use among teenagers.
The Tobacco Settlement Program lasts from fiscal year 2014 until 2016.