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American Cancer Society Says CA Isn't Doing Enough to Prevent Tobacco-Related Deaths

 
American Cancer Society Says CA Isn't Doing Enough to Prevent Tobacco-Related Deaths
by KFBK News

The American Cancer Society's Action Network is claiming California is not doing enough to reduce tobacco-related deaths in our state.

A new report says we have the tools to reduce cancer diagnoses and deaths, but state legislators are falling short in the fight cancer.

Lori Bremner is an American Cancer Society board member.

"California used to be a leader in this area, so it is truly sad that we are now falling so far behind other states. Our tobacco tax is the 33rd lowest in the nation, and 26 states have more comprehensive smoke-free policies than California does," she said. 

Bremner says cancer kills an estimated 56,000 Californians a year.

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