Approving the Plan for Expending the Mangini Settlement Funds for Tobacco Prevention, April 7, 1998

WHEREAS, the City and County of San Francisco has received $1.5 million in the Mangini lawsuit settlement which led to the banishment of Joe Camel from California, and forced  R.J. Reynolds to release previously secret documents that attest to that company's strategies to addict children to cigarettes; and,

WHEREAS, the settlement funds are to be spent on efforts to prevent youth from smoking; and,

WHEREAS, prevention efforts are to fund media, education and enforcement interventions; and,

WHEREAS, a plan and budget have been developed utilizing these three interventions, which will complement the Proposition 99-funded Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Health Commission approves the plan for expending the Mangini settlement funds for tobacco prevention.

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, April 7, 1998.

Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission