Fight Back Podcast Update on the Fight to Save NYS Tobacco Control Program

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Russ Sciandra tells us the latest on the #SaveNYSTCP campaign

Albany, NY (March 22, 2011) - The Fight Back Podcast is back from CancerNYNJ News.  Today's show features special update from Russ Sciandra, NYS Director of Advocacy for the American Cancer Society, on how efforts to save New York State's Tobacco Control Program are going.

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Time is running out, the New York State budget is due on April 1, 2011. Please contact your Assembly Member and tell them to save New York's Tobacco Control Program.

You can make a phone call, send a message either by email or through Facebook.

To keep up with this ongoing effort visit ACS CAN's New York page or become of fan of CancerNYNJ on Facebook.

Additional Resources:
Open Letter to Governor Cuomo
Open Letter to Speaker Silver
Donald Distasio's Call to Action
Backwards Budget Bill Would Send Progress Up in Smoke
Fight Back Podcast with Russ Sciandra on the Proposal to Eliminate the Program
New York State Tobacco Control Program 
New York State Smokers' Quitline


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