In 1999 the Maryland General Assembly announced a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive plan to use tobacco settlement funds to conquer cancer and other tobacco-related diseases. Named the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, these monies are targeted toward cancer research, prevention and care, smoking prevention and cessation, crop conversion and health care for those without adequate insurance coverage.

The University of Maryland Medical Group -- which consists of the University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical System -- is partnering with the state to create and implement a plan to conquer cancer in Maryland. This site details those efforts.

Cigarette Restitution Funds
See UMCRF brochure