jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

N.J.'s tobacco control report card: Flunking, and getting worse – 19 de Enero de 2015 – EEUU

New Jersey’s 2015 report card for its public efforts to control tobacco found the state taking a bad situation and making it worse.

The American Lung Association dropped New Jersey’s grades in this year’s State of Tobacco Control report by turning a B grade from 2014 into a D. That goes along with an A and two Fs.

“This is just really unacceptable,” said Deborah Brown, president and CEO of the association’s Mid-Atlantic region. “We are putting our youth at risk.”

The report card is a state-by-state assessment that evaluates tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, with grades based on the strength of laws designed to protect residents from the toll of tobacco.

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