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Decline in Smoking Prevalence——New York City, 2002–2006

June 22, 2007 / Vol. 56 / No. 24

MMWR Introduction

According to the article, "Decline in Smoking Prevalence—New York City, 2002–2006," after the implementation of comprehensive tobacco control measures including increased tobacco tax, smoke-free workplaces, and hard-hitting educational campaigns, smoking in New York City decreased sharply. Smoking decreased among males from 22.5% in 2005, to 19.9% in 2006. Among Hispanics, smoking decreased from 20.2% in 2005, to 17.1% in 2006. By 2006, there were 240,000 fewer smokers in New York City than in 2002.

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