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Arizona Earns Failing Grades for Smoking-Prevention Efforts

Arizona Earns Failing Grades for Smoking-Prevention Efforts PHOENIX – An annual survey of tobacco use is out this week, and it shows that the rate of smoking in Arizona is up over the past year. The "State of Tobacco Control" report from the American Lung Association gives the state mostly failing grades for its lack of anti-tobacco policies and funding for anti-tobacco programs. JoAnna Strother, advocacy director for the American Lung Association of the Southwest, says much of the increase in Arizona's smoking rate was due to state lawmakers' failure to pass laws to prevent and reduce tobacco use. ...(Read More)
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