Anti-Smoking

Cigarette smoking

States Called On To Restore Funding For Anti-Smoking Efforts

A U.S. Surgeon General’s report due to be released March 8 will come down hard on states that have cut anti-smoking funds in tough fiscal times, according to Terry Pechacek of the CDC.

02/25/2012

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Cuts Anti-Smoking Effort, Says Advocates

Anti-smoking advocates said Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget would continue to cut help for smokers to quit, even as it takes advantage of their habit by raising the tax on cigars and loose tobacco used in rolled cigarettes.

01/25/2012

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FDA Issues Graphic Warning Labels For Cigarette Packs To Deter Smoking

The anti-smoking lobby in New York has a new weapon. The Food and Drug Administration will require all packs of cigarettes to include graphic warning labels conveying the dangers of smoking.

06/21/2011

Smoking

Study: NY Drops Among States In Anti-Smoking Funding

The Center for a Tobacco Free New York said there is a direct relationship between funding and smoking. The center’s Russ Sciandra says that when the anti-smoking TV ads stop, the number of smokers rises.

11/26/2010