• Albany County Parks go tobacco-free!

    Albany County Parks go tobacco-free!

    Congratulations to the Albany County Legislature​ for voting unanimously last night to make county parks tobacco-free! The new law prohibits the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at Lawson Lake, Ann Lee Pond Nature and read more »
  • Rensselaer Housing Authority goes smoke-free!

    Rensselaer Housing Authority goes smoke-free!

    As of April 1, 2017, the two apartment complexes operated by the Rensselaer Housing Authority became smoke-free. “We went smoke-free because we think our residents and our staff deserve to live and work in a healthy, smoke-free environment,” read more »
  • Tobacco use not an equal opportunity killer

    Tobacco use not an equal opportunity killer

    WAMC Northeast Public Radio interviews CDTFC's Theresa Zubretsky, Neighborhood Conversation participant Mary Ann Hines and Albany Common Councilmember Dorcey Applyrs on the health consequences of aggressive tobacco marketing in low-income read more »
  • Tobacco marketing concentrated in poorest Albany neighborhoods

    Tobacco marketing concentrated in poorest Albany neighborhoods

    A new report released today highlights the striking disparities in tobacco use and marketing in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Albany. The report exposes tobacco marketing as a primary reason that low-income people smoke at higher rates read more »
  • Live in the City of Albany? We'd like to hear from you.

    Live in the City of Albany? We’d like to hear from you.

    Some communities are harder hit by the impact of tobacco use and tobacco marketing than others. In the City of Albany, this is especially true for people living in the West Hill, Arbor Hill, South End and Downtown neighborhoods. If you live in read more »