Posted by: audreybenenati | May 11, 2010

Anti-smoking fund cut, smoking rises – CNBC

By: The Associated Press | 09 May 2010 | 12:00 PM ET //


ALBANY, N.Y. – In the last three years, New York’s once heralded anti-smoking program has been cut three times by a total of 30 percent and as its TV spots, quitters’ help line and free nicotine patch programs were scaled back, 105,000 adults started smoking who otherwise might not have.

Anti-smoking advocate Russ Sciandra notes the state Tobacco Control Program has been cut far deeper and more often than most areas, and wonders why.

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