Fewer New Yorkers are smoking cigarettes, study says

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A new study that came out Friday says adult smoking in New York state is at an all-time low.

The numbers point to only 12% of adults in the state smoking cigarettes, with the national average at just over 15%.

The same study says only 5.5% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 admit smoke.

Even with that progress, smoking and secondhand smoke still cause over 22,000 deaths in New York state alone each year.

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