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July 21, 2013

Smoking ban hits 10 years|State's indoor smoking ban has changed much in 10 years


Niagara Gazette — There remains much to do, said Horner of the Cancer Society.

Currently, 25,000 adults in New York die each year from smoking and the Cancer Society projects that 389,000 kids now younger than 18 will die prematurely from smoking. He said efforts must be increased to keep young people from starting and noted that state funding for smoking cessation programs has been cut over the last four years.

"New York state won a battle against Big Tobacco on this front, but the war is far from over," Horner said.

Big red number 25K Number of New Yorkers who die from smoking-related illnesses a year.

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