Lung Association: NY Not Doing Enough To Curb Smoking

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The American Lung Association said New York isn’t doing enough to protect its residents when it comes to smoking.

The Lung Association’s ninth annual State of Tobacco Control report was released Thursday. The report evaluates whether states are doing what the group considers enough to protect people against the health problems associated with tobacco use.

Eight states received all F’s and no states got all A’s.

New York received failing grades for the amount of money it spends on tobacco prevention and health-care coverage for cessation.

However, it earned A’s for its smoking laws and cigarette tax.

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  • Johnny Blaster

    I just passed my two week mark of stopping with the help of Chantix… At freaking 10 to 14 dollars a pack I’m done

    • Michael H.

      Fantastic! Just keep it up and stick to it! After a long enough time even the smell of second hand smoke will turn you off. I quit cold turkey in May of 2009 and haven’t looked back since. It was the best decision I ever made at it will likely be the best decision you’ve ever made. the key to quitting is you must WANT to quit. Congrats Johnny!

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