air pollution http://wrvo.org en American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking http://wrvo.org/post/american-lung-association-says-new-york-needs-spend-more-help-people-quit-smoking <p> New York state received mixed grades in the annual American Lung Association report card.&nbsp; But the advocacy group says more can be done to help people quit the smoking habit..<br /><br />Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, in New York state that translates to about 25,000 people who die every year from smoking-related diseases. So while the state got good grades as far as smoke free air and the nations highest cigarette tax, it got failing grades when it comes to helping people quit. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50481 at http://wrvo.org American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking Environmentalists say decline in pollution enforcement can harm New Yorkers' health http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-say-decline-pollution-enforcement-can-harm-new-yorkers-health <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:46:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44100 at http://wrvo.org Air quality improves in many parts of New York state http://wrvo.org/post/air-quality-improves-many-parts-new-york-state <p><a href="http://www.lung.org/"><strong>The American Lung Association</strong></a> says there is some good news for those in this area who suffer from breathing problems. Many parts of New York state have seen improved air quality this year over last.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:53:39 +0000 Catherine Loper 18186 at http://wrvo.org Air quality improves in many parts of New York state