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Lung Association: NY Not Doing Enough To Curb Smoking

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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.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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