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Indiana, Michigan rank poorly on teenage smoking

 Teen smoking is an increasing problem, and it is a problem Indiana and Michigan handle poorly.

Indiana ranks 35th and Michigan is 46th in a new nationwide study released Thursday.

The authors of the report say that Michigan lawmakers can do more to get the teenagers to extinguish the habit. 

There are laws in Michigan to help prevent teenage smoking, but the laws are not as effective as lawmakers think.

“We would call on the governor and the legislature to take steps to appropriate adequate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation,” says Vice President for State Issues for Campaigning Tobacco Free Kids Peter Fisher.

According to the American Heart Association, tobacco use kills 480,000 Americans each year.
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