tobacco cessation http://wamc.org en Mixed Grades For NY: State Of Tobacco Control Report http://wamc.org/post/mixed-grades-ny-state-tobacco-control-report <p>Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.&nbsp; The “American Lung Association: <a href="http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/" target="_blank">State of Tobacco Control Report 2014</a>” has handed New York mixed grades.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:22:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 82521 at http://wamc.org Mixed Grades For NY: State Of Tobacco Control Report Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-ny-21st-funding-stop-smoking <p></p><p>A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates has ranked New York 21st among states in funding for smoking cessation programs.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80729 at http://wamc.org Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking Albany College Campus Goes "Tobacco Free" http://wamc.org/post/albany-college-campus-goes-tobacco-free <p></p><p>Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in partnership with Albany Law School, have implemented a 100% tobacco-free campus policy, now in place. A Tobacco-Free Kickoff Event was held tuesday in front of the ACPHS Student Center. Officials hail the move as a "notable step" toward a healthier and cleaner environment.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:58:08 +0000 Dave Lucas 73278 at http://wamc.org Albany College Campus Goes "Tobacco Free" NY Celebrates "A Public Health Success Story" http://wamc.org/post/ny-celebrates-public-health-success-story <p>Leading state and national healthcare advocates gathered today with public officials and others at the Gateway Diner on Albany's Central Avenue to mark the 10th Anniversary of the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act.</p><p>New York's 2003 Clean Indoor Air Act banned smoking in almost all workplaces, including bars, restaurants, bowling facilities, taverns and bingo halls.&nbsp; In the past 10 years, the Act has protected millions of&nbsp;citizens from daily exposure to deadly secondhand smoke and the illnesses it causes.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:05:42 +0000 Dave Lucas 69924 at http://wamc.org NY Celebrates "A Public Health Success Story" Blair Horner: The Budget Battle Over Tobacco Comes to a Head http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-budget-battle-over-tobacco-comes-head <p></p><p>Smoking is New York’s number one cause of cancer deaths. &nbsp;Yet in recent years, the state has taken its foot off the gas and slashed its investment in combating tobacco in half. &nbsp;That’s a mistake we’re starting to pay for.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:45:00 +0000 Blair Horner 59587 at http://wamc.org