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Report: New York's cancer-fighting policies need some work

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August 01, 2019 06:29 PM

New York state is getting mixed reviews on their cancer-fighting public policies.

The annual cancer report card released Thursday morning by the American Cancer Society shows New York is making progress in four of the eight issue areas, but there's still a lack of funding for the state's tobacco control program.

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Access to Medicaid, cigarette tax rates, smoke-free laws, and indoor tanning preventative measures are all on the rise.

This year alone, 111,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in New York state.

Experts say it's important to do everything in their power to prevent this.

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