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We residents of New York City smoking out of fashion

March 27 2007
14:37

According to figures from the Department of Health promulgated the New York City, from 2002 to 2005 the year the number of smokers has decreased by 20%.

At the moment, in New York smoking only every 6-th citizen. And the biggest decline in the number of smokers - 43 percent - among women aged 18 to 24 years old.

City officials believe that in the first place, it is associated with conducted in active anti-smoking campaign, as well as a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants.

Moreover, a significant contribution to making and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The other important factor is the fact that the program for tobacco control have been increased excise taxes on cigarettes, which increased the cost of a pack to 7-8 dollars. RSN reports.

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