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Rhode Island Receives "F" Grade for Tobacco Prevention

 

The American Lung Association recently released its annual 2015 State of Tobacco Control Report, evaluating all 50 states on their effectiveness in protecting the public from tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death.

Did Rhode Island make the grade?  In some areas, yes.  In others, NO!

Rhode Island received the following grades:

Tobacco Prevention: F

Smokefree Air: A

Tobacco Taxes: B

Access to Cessation Services: D

To view Rhode Island's full report card, click the following link: http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/state-grades/rhode-island/

The American Heart Association and our partner organizations are calling on lawmakers to increase the state's investment in evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the FY 2016 budget.  Be on the lookout for future action alerts!

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