Posted by: audreybenenati | June 2, 2010

Further Budget Cuts Threaten the Viability of New York’s Highly Successful Tobacco Prevention Program


Further Budget Cuts Threaten the Viability of New York’s Highly Successful Tobacco Prevention Program

Is this any way to win the war against tobacco?  Tobacco use rates in New York have been falling faster than the rest of the country. Hundreds of thousands of smokers have quit and thousands of kids have chosen to reject tobacco. Adult smoking is down 22% and teen smoking has dropped by 40% since New York launched the Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program in 2000. The result is a healthier population and lower health care costs now and in the future.

Now the state’s legislature is considering slashing tobacco prevention programs even more, or eliminating it altogether….click here for more information: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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