New York Has Work to Do On The Fight Against Tobacco
You've got to admit, when it comes to the fight against tobacco, we've come a long way in the last ten years. However, there's still more work to do.
The state of New York has passed some pretty strict smoking laws which have led some great progress. A great statistic coming from News 10, is that New York got an letter grade of an "A" when it came to the category of "smoke free air."
Despite doing well in that category, New York state did not do so well in the category that involves funding anti-tobacco programs.
The full report can be found here.
According to the American Lung Association, they propose that three steps be taken in order for New York to curb the use of tobacco products.
Two things that they would like to see happen in the future would be the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. they would also like to raise the funding for Tobacco Control Program to over 50 million per year.
Do you think the age limit to buy tobacco should be raised? Will it ultimately lower statistics?