In a 21-17 vote last night, Albany County became the first municipality in New York State to end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies and in stores that contain a pharmacy. If approved by County Executive Dan McCoy, the new law would go into effect read more »
The Albany County Legislature will be voting tonight, August 11, 2014, on a local law that would end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies and in stores that contain a pharmacy.
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Last night in a unanimous vote, the Albany Common Council voted to make city parks 100% tobacco-free. The ordinance was championed by Council Member Dorcey Applyrs with the co-sponsorship of several other Council Members.
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Dr. Steve Giordano (pictured), Director of the Albany County Department of Mental Health addresses the crowd at a kickoff bar-b-q earlier today announcing the department's initiative to address tobacco use among those living with mental illness. read more »
Albany Common Council Member Dorcey Applyrs has introduced a local ordinance to make city parks tobacco-free, an expansion of the current policy which limits tobacco-free areas to pools, playgrounds and sports fields. Council Members Conti, read more »