• City of Schenectady considers limiting tobacco sales near schools

    City of Schenectady considers limiting tobacco sales near schools

    The City of Schenectady is considering a local ordinance that would prohibit new retail stores from selling tobacco within 1000 feet of any primary, secondary or private school. They are also considering limiting window signage to no more than read more »
  • CDTFC Director, Judy Rightmyer, receives activism award

    CDTFC Director, Judy Rightmyer, receives activism award

    Judy Rightmyer, CDTFC Director, was honored to receive the Stanton Glantz Award for Community Activism at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans today. Pictured with her is Bob Gordon, Project Director of read more »
  • SUNY hosts tobacco-free regional meeting

    SUNY hosts tobacco-free regional meeting

    SUNY hosted a great meeting yesterday in Albany to help colleges across the region become tobacco-free. Among the panelists were Larry Hardy of RPI and Robyn King of Schenectady County Community College, two of the eleven (!!) local colleges read more »
  • Schenectady City Council passes GASO resolution

    Schenectady City Council passes GASO resolution

    CDTFC's Jeanie Orr, pictured with Council Member Ed Kosiur, offers public thanks to the Schenectady City Council for passing a resolution in support of the Great American Smokeout (GASO) at  the Council meeting earlier this week. Thank you, read more »
  • Veto override vote fails

    Veto override vote fails

    It looks like tobacco power walls in most Albany County chain pharmacies aren't going away any time soon. Last night, the Albany County Legislature failed to override the County Executive's veto of a local law to end tobacco sales in read more »