On the anniversary of the Great American smoke out, a leading anti cancer group says Governor Cuomo’s Administration should be spending more to cut back on smoking.
The American Cancer Society’s Michael Burgess says while the Centers for Disease Control recommends New York State spend $200 million dollars a year on tobacco cessation programs, the current state budget has just under $40 million dollars allotted for it. Burgess says in the past, it’s been demonstrated that spending the money on things like a smokers quit line works.
The State’s Attorney General says the Buffalo snowstorms are more evidence that climate change is happening, and that New York and the nation need to work harder to combat the causes of global warming.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says this week in Western New York is another example of weather patterns that are changing, and won’t go back to normal by themselves.
Governor Cuomo defended his decision to quarantine travelers and health care workers returning from West Africa through New York City area airports if they’ve been in contact with Ebola patients. Cuomo’s faced intense criticism since the policy was announced over the weekend, but he says he’s doing what he thinks is necessary to keep the public calm and safe.