NY State Smoking Rates Hit New Low
New York’s adult smoking rate is at the lowest ever according to new figures released by Governor Cuomo’s office. The statewide adult smoking rate is 14.2 percent as of 2016, a 22 percent decline from 2011 and below the national average of 15.5 percent. Smoking rates among adults age 18 to 24 have dropped to 11.7 percent. The high-school smoking rate also hit an all-time low of 4.3 percent in 2016.