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The communities of color within Connecticut and New York run the greatest risk for lung cancer, according to the 2021 State of Lung Cancer reports published by the American Lung Association (ALA).
Connecticut is one of two states that does not fund tobacco prevention programs.
Connecticut was graded a D on offering access to tobacco cessation services and New York got an F for tobacco prevention and for cessation funding.
The national organization has released yearly national air quality rankings for 19 years. Westchester County has failed its standards 19 times.