ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State is getting mixed grades in regards to tobacco control and prevention.
The American Lung Association (ALA) has released its State of Tobacco Control on Wednesday.
Based on the numbers from 2013, New York received an "F" when it comes to prevention control and spending. The state also gets an "F" for cessation.
However, NY did receive "A's" when it comes to smoke-free air and taxing cigarettes.
In 2014, the ALA is calling on NY to renew its commitment to eliminate tobacco use, which is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease.