American Cancer Society Criticizes State
A new report from the American Cancer Society says Louisiana is not doing enough to prevent and fight cancer. Amber Stevens with the American Cancer Society says the state falls short in several areas. She says Louisiana bans smoking in restaurants but bars and casinos should be included as well.
According to the report, Louisiana is spending 9 million in tobacco prevention programs this year but the CDC recommends the state should be spending $53.5 million. Stevens also says Louisiana's cigarette tax is also too low.
Stevens says the only area where Louisiana is up to standard is with colorectal screening. Stevens says Louisiana needs to pass more cancer fighting laws.