Fight Back Podcast on NYS Assembly Plan to End Tobacco Control Program

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Russ Sciandra on the NYS Assembly Plan to Eliminate the Tobacco Control Program

Albany, NY (March 14, 2011) - Breaking news on the latest American Cancer Society Fight Back Podcast. New York State director of advocacy Russ Sciandra is on and gives the latest on the New York State Assembly's plan to end the state's Tobacco Control Program.

Over the weekend the Assembly submitted their draft of the state budget which completely eliminated funding for this critical and life-saving program. Russ talks about the history of the Assembly's drive to cut this program, the long-term ways this program saves lives and costs, and how people can get involved in the effort to save Tobacco Control in New York.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has issued an Action Alert issued on the Tobacco Control Program at the ACS CAN web site.

Listen now:

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Additional Resources:
ACS CAN Action Alert on NYS Tobacco Control Program
Backwards Budget Bill Would Send Progress Up in Smoke
ACS CAN's page on the Tobacco Control Program
New York State Tobacco Control Program
New York State Smokers' Quitline

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