Archives for: August 17th, 2017

Guilderland Parks go tobacco-free!

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on August 17, 2017

Congratulations to the Guilderland Town Board​ for voting unanimously Tuesday night to make all town-owned parks and open spaces tobacco-free! The new law prohibits the use of all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in the parks at any time. Soon, all park visitors, both human and canine, will be able to breathe easier as they enjoy walking, playing, swimming, cross-country skiing, picnicking and all the other activities the town parks support.

Go here to read the detailed provisions of new law.

BuzzFeed alert!

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on July 12, 2017

Check out BuzzFeed  to learn how tobacco companies spend billions (!!!) to put their products in front of your kids and then visit to pledge your support for putting these promotions out of sight and out of mind.

And, of course, if you want to help us locally to end tobacco marketing to kids, join our email action team here and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Sr HS students highlight 146 reasons to end tobacco marketing to kids

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on June 1, 2017

On World No Tobacco Day 2017, students from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Senior High School called attention to the continuing problem of tobacco use among New York State youth and called for an end to tobacco marketing to kids.

Students placed 146 pinwheels on school grounds, one for every New York teenager who becomes a daily smoker each week in NYS.  A series of lawn signs explained why reducing tobacco marketing to kids is critical to prevent youth smoking.

More on Tobacco Marketing to Kids. View local media coverage: WRGB, WNYT