Battling the Public Health Harms of Tobacco Takes Time, Persistence, and Political Will: Reflecting on the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003
New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003 (CAA03) and similar state laws are credited with curtailing several smoking-related diseases and deaths in the U.S. Yet smoking remains the top preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. This issue brief summarizes the history of NY CAA03, discusses the efforts of key players to get the bill passed, and advocates for a more robust national strategy to address the still prevalent but preventable health consequences of smoking in the U.S.
smoking, tobacco, New York State Clean Indoor Act of 2003
Health Policy | Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Sociology
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The author thanks Amy J. Kellogg (Harter Secrest & Emery LLPPG in Albany, New York), Dr. Lutchmie Narine (Syracuse University/Falk College Department of Public Health), and Dr. Saba Siddiki (Syracuse University/Maxwell School Department of Public Administration and International Affairs) for topic setup; Dr. Shannon Monnat (Lerner Center Director), Marita Begley and Nicole Replogle for helpful feedback and edits on previous drafts, and the Lerner Center staff for publication and dissemination efforts.
Helander, Mary E., "Battling the Public Health Harms of Tobacco Takes Time, Persistence, and Political Will: Reflecting on the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003" (2021). Population Health Research Brief Series. 127.
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