According to the American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report released this week, New York failed to protect children from Big Tobacco's marketing tactics by neglecting to invest in programs and policies to reduce tobacco use.
Helen Dunlap with the Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes says work continues to be done locally to help curb people from smoking, especially young people....
One area the state received a letter grade F for is it failure to remove the barriers that prevent New Yorkers from accessing needed smoking cessation services.
Tobacco causes an estimated 25-THOUSAND deaths in New York annually and costs the state’s economy more than $14 billion in healthcare costs and lost productivity.
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