Thursday, May 6, 2010

Who's smoking in New York?

In April, 2010, GCASA was informed by the New York State Department Of Health Tobacco Control Program that it has been awarded a grant for $170,000.00 to resume the Smoke Free NOW coalition in Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming Counties.

The smoking prevalence rate in New York State has dropped to about 16-18%. New York will not meet the Healthy People 2010 goal set by the US Health and Human Services of 12% but there has been a big decrease in smoking prevalence rates in the last decade.

To learn more about who is smoking in New York click here for the report published in October, 2007, by the New York State Department Of Health.

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