Making it harder to smoke and easier to quit: the effect of 10 years of tobacco control in New York City.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 2002, New York City implemented a comprehensive tobacco control plan that discouraged smoking through excise taxes and smoke-free air laws and facilitated quitting through population-wide cessation services and hard-hitting media campaigns. Following the implementation of these activities through a well-funded and politically supported program, the adult smoking rate declined by 28% from 2002 to 2012, and the youth smoking rate declined by 52% from 2001 to 2011. These improvements indicate that local jurisdictions can have a significant positive effect on tobacco control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kilgore, EA; Mandel-Ricci, J; Johns, M; Coady, MH; Perl, SB; Goodman, A; Kansagra, SM

Published Date

  • June 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e5 - e8

PubMed ID

  • 24825232

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4061988

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301940


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States