• Albany Common Council Bans Smoking in Bus Shelters

    Albany Common Council Bans Smoking in Bus Shelters

    On Monday, July 7, 2014, the Albany Common Council voted unanimously to prohibit smoking inside city bus shelters. This new local law provides an additional boost to the long-standing policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority read more »
  • CDTFC Gets Grant Award to Reduce Youth Smoking

    CDTFC Gets Grant Award to Reduce Youth Smoking

    Today is the first day of a new 5-year grant from the NYS Department of Health which will support the continuation of our tobacco-free work in the Capital District. As we look back on the past five years, we have a lot to celebrate, read more »
  • NYC Scores Huge Victory in Preventing Youth Smoking

    NYC Scores Huge Victory in Preventing Youth Smoking

    For the second time, a federal judge has determined that local laws to prevent the tobacco industry from offering discounts on cigarettes are not a violation of First Amendment rights. New York City's new law that banned the redemption of read more »
  • Troy Drug-Free Community Coalition Hosts Public Dialogue

    Troy Drug-Free Community Coalition Hosts Public Dialogue

    Thanks to the efforts of the Troy Drug-Free Community Coalition, more than forty people turned out last night to participate in a community conversation about the impact of substance abuse on Troy residents and what can be done about it. read more »
  • May is National Mental Health Month

    May is National Mental Health Month

    Although the smoking rate among New York State adults has fallen to an all-time low of 16.2% over the past decade, the smoking rate among people with mental illness has remained relatively unchanged at 32.5%. People living with mental illness read more »