Tobacco - Policy Makers and Advocates

Tobacco use in the United States has declined dramatically since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, falling from an estimated 42 percent in 1965 to about 16.8 percent in 2014.  New York State is doing better than the nation, with a statewide rate of 16.6 percent.  However, rates in the North Country range from 19.1 percent in Essex County to 28.2 percent in Franklin County.

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