Lung Association: State's Reversal on Smokefree Parks Policy is a Setback for Lung Health

Statement of Jeff Seyler, CEO, American Lung Association of the Northeast

ALBANY, NY (05/29/2012)(readMedia)-- We are extremely disappointed to see media reports that the Cuomo Administration has decided to delay implementation of its Smokefree State Park and Beach policy.

After a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, where thousands enjoyed smokefree parks and beaches, New Yorkers will again be forced to breathe dangerous secondhand smoke for the next two months.

We urge all New Yorkers to tell Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Harvey to protect the public's health by making every state park, beach and historical site in New York State 100% smokefree immediately.