American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2014” Reports On New Jersey
New Jersey has mixed results in working to reduce tobacco use in 2013; tobacco use is still leading cause of preventable death in New Jersey, killing over 11,200 a year.
New Jersey took some steps to reduce tobacco use, but failed in adequately funding prevention programs to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2013. Those were the findings of the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2014” report released today.
Less than a week after the release of the new Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, which warns that 5.6 million of today’s youth will die from tobacco use unless action is taken, the Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2014” issues an urgent call to action to policymakers across the country to reverse their present course and commit to eliminating tobacco-caused death and disease.