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The New York State Department of Health has released new statistics showing a large percentage of cancer survivors continue to smoke, putting their lives and health at further risk.

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New tobacco control measures are now in effect across New York.

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A new study shows cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free.

More than 40 statewide organizations call for immediate action on youth tobacco crisis, new urgency needed due to state Supreme Court ruling.
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Legislators and activists joined forces Monday at the state capitol in Albany to promote legislation that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

NYACS President Jim Calvin spoke Monday at Campus Mobil in Albany.
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With New York’s tobacco sales age raising from 18 to 21 this week, Albany County legislators are set to decide whether to prohibit the sale of most flavored tobacco products.

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Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency executive move Sunday to direct the state health department to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, health advocates say the move doesn’t go far enough, while the industry says the governor is overreaching.

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The Albany County Legislature held a hearing and a procedural vote Monday on a controversial local law that would ban flavored tobacco products.

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A new report says New York state is making progress when it comes to implementing policies to combat cancer.

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After a bill to raise the tobacco sale and use age to 21 in Vermont was tabled in the Senate, a cohort of cancer patients and survivors is holding an all-day meeting on anti-cancer policy in the state.

An annual report from the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society is out, grading each state on various cancer prevention and cancer fighting policies. The report card is mixed for New York.

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A number of cancer organization and anti-smoking groups has penned a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, asking him to bolster what they say are lifesaving programs, and not cut them.  And, the groups contend, for the first time, the programs appear differently in the governor’s proposed budget.