- 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:

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11,800

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

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$0

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

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$7 million

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

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$90 million

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

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$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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