Promoting tobacco-free communites
preventing youth smoking, and
improving the health of the entire Capital Region
Community Action is Working!
Since 2002, in New York State:
- The High School youth smoking rate decreased by nearly 26%.
- The Middle School youth smoking rate decreased by nearly 46%
- The adult smoking rate decreased by 25%
From 2007 to 2008:
Calls to the New York State Quitline from Capital District residents increased by 43% to a total of 13,702 calls.
AND YET. . .The tobacco industry still spends more than $1.17 million per day to market their deadly products in New York State.
AS A RESULT. . . Far too many of our youth still smoke and many more are vulnerable.
To prevent youth smoking
and promote healthy communities,
we need your help.
Who We Are
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition (CDTFC) is a non-profit partnership of people and organizations from Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties; a Community Partner of the New York State Tobacco Control Program, funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
Reducing adolescent and adult use of tobacco through cooperative programs in prevention, cessation, advocacy, and community education. Since 1993 the Coalition has been working in the community to meet these goals:
1. Eliminate exposure to second hand smoke.
2. Decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use.
3. Promote cessation of tobacco use.
4. Prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults.
CDTFC is continually expanding its membership to best represent the broad interests of a variety of community stakeholders. Contact: If you are interested in joining the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition, please contact us:
24 Aviation Rd, Suite 204, Albany NY 12205
Phone: 518.459. 2388
Email: contact @ smokefreecapital.org*
* Re: general email address – Spaces have been placed before and after the “@” in the above email address to minimize the receipt of unwanted email. For general information requests, eliminate spaces between contact, @, and smokefreecapital.org when sending email. Thank you
Directions To Our Office:
From the North: I-87 South. Take Exit 4 toward RT-155 W/Albany Airport Turn Left onto Wolf Rd/NY-155/CR-153. Turn Left onto Albany Shaker Rd/CR-151. Turn Right onto Wolf Rd. Turn Left onto Computer Dr. E Turn Left onto Aviation Rd. 24 Aviation Rd on Right
From the South: I-87 North. Take the Rt-5 E/Wolf Rd. exit, exit 2E, toward Albany. Keep Left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Wolf Rd Turn Right onto Computer Dr. E Turn Left onto Aviation Rd. 24 Aviation Rd on Right