- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey will begin turning over cash payouts from a landmark tobacco industry settlement to bondholders this year. A look at the figures involving New Jersey and tobacco:



Average annual deaths per year caused by smoking in New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



How much New Jersey spends in state money on programs aimed at helping people quit or never start smoking.


$7 million

About how much New Jersey spent on tobacco control programs before Republican Chris Christie became governor in 2010.


$90 million

About how much upfront cash New Jersey got in return for turning over tobacco industry settlement cash until 2023.


$400 million

Roughly the amount New Jersey will be turning over to bondholders who gave the state $90 million upfront in 2014.

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