Sunday, December 21, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Mohawk Valley

Less money for tobacco prevention programs

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Less money for tobacco prevention programs
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

NEW YORK -- Anti-smoking advocates say New York needs to do more to keep people from smoking. A new report from some health advocacy groups claims the state ranks 21st in funding tobacco prevention programs.

New York spends around $41 million a year on such programs. The American Cancer Society says that's far from enough. Leaders say that money is only 16 percent of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

Anti-tobacco programs in New York have been scaled back after a series of tough state budgets. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP