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Report: N.C. Fails To Improve In Some Tobacco Issues

Posted January 6, 2005 11:10 a.m. EST

— A new report shows North Carolina is trying to improve in the area of public health. Unfortunately, the state is failing to address other tobacco control issues.

In the

American Lung Association

State of Tobacco Control report for 2004, the state got a "D" in Tobacco prevention and Control Spending, which is up from an "F" a year before.

However in the areas of smokefree air, cigarette taxes, and youth access, the state got an "F."

State officials admit that although there is minimal improvement, they have a long way to go.