Tobacco Use, Other Than Cigarettes, on the Rise Among NY Teens

May 31, 2013 8:29 PM

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Tobacco Use, Other Than Cigarettes, on the Rise Among NY Teens

ALBANY, NY - The proliferation of tobacco products aimed at teenagers, such as hookahs and candy-flavored cigars, has led to an increase in use among high-school students, state records show.

The state chapter of the American Cancer Society on Friday called for the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to adopt toughen laws against the sale of the products. Friday is World No Tobacco Day organized by health advocates.

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