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Smoking Still Takes a Heavy Toll in U.S., CDC Finds
Date:1/25/2013

mpaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

But states have gone backwards in recent years, McGoldrick said.

"They've cut funding for tobacco prevention programs by 36 percent and have slacked off in enacting tobacco-tax increases and smoke-free laws," McGoldrick said. New Hampshire went even further and reduced its tobacco tax last year.

"We urge state leaders to side with kids over 'Big Tobacco' and accelerate their efforts to reduce tobacco use," McGoldrick said.

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For more help quitting, visit the Smokefree.gov.

SOURCES: Tim McAfee, M.D., M.P.H., director, Office on Smoking and Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Danny McGoldrick, Vice President, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids; Jan. 25, 2013, report, Tobacco Control State Highlights 2012


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