NY State Of Tobacco Control Report Released
New York is failing to adequately fund programs that keep kids from starting to smoke and help smokers quit.
That's according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2014 report out today.
The report shows in 2013, the state cut funding for its tobacco control program by $2 million, making the total spending just 16% of what's recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York state received grades of "F' for tobacco prevention control and spending and smoking cessation.