WHAM Channel 13 (Rochester): Mixed Grades For NY In Tobacco Report

Albany, N.Y. - A Lung Association report ranks New York as both excellent and failing in different categories.

New York earned a grade of "A" in the report for its stance on cigarette taxes and smokefree air laws.

The state received a grade of "F" for tobacco prevention and control spending, and coverage of cessation services.

The non-profit applauded the state's hike in cigarette taxes in 2010, and the state's smoke free law.

The Lung Association report also found that New York doesn't do enough to make sure smokers who want to quit have medical coverage of cessation services.

The group also wants New York to spend more on tobacco prevention campaigns.

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