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New York gets mixed grades for its tobacco policies in The American Lung Association’s 2020 State of Tobacco Control report.

Lung cancer is the top cancer killer in the United States. However, The American Lung Association's "State of Lung Cancer" 2019 report finds that the burden of lung cancer varies by state.

The raise the age law went into effect Wednesday. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people.
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Just as New York raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, a local Albany County law that would have banned flavored tobacco sales was defeated.


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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According to the American Lung Association, more than 140 million people are breathing unhealthy air — 7 million more than last year.

The American Lung Association has released its 2019 "State of Tobacco Control" report.

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The American Lung Association has released its annual air quality report. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has details on how the Northeast fared.

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The American Lung Association released a new report this week, giving New York mixed grades on its tobacco policies.

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The American Lung Association has released its annual State of the Air report tracking air quality across the country.  While there has been some improvement in areas of New York, the group says many residents’ health remains at risk from ozone and particle pollution.

The American Lung Association's 15th annual “State of the Air” report shows that poor air quality aggravated by climate change remains a significant public health concern.  New York figures are mixed.

The American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2013 report on Wednesday. Compiled with 2011 data, the report finds more than 131.8 million people in the U.S. live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution.

Ozone and particle pollution grades have improved in upstate counties monitored. Seiler says that although the grades given are better than in previous years, they are not grades that any student would want to brag about, with a few exceptions.