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New York State Tobacco Control Program

Will Our Success Go Up in Smoke?

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Currently, tobacco costs New Yorkers an estimated $8.17 billion in health care costs, including $2.7 billion in Medicaid costs as a result of tobacco use. Cutting the state's program that works to reduce these costs by helping to reduce tobacco use is shortsighted.