Archives for: January 9th, 2019

CDTFC on why vaping is far from harmless on WNYT Health Beat

Written by SmokeFreeCapital on January 9, 2019

Theresa Zubretsky, CDTFC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, who has been assisting local schools address their concerns with widespread vaping, talked with Benita Zahn for  WNYT’s Health Beat on Vaping. View the interview online here and learn why the youth vaping epidemic  can seriously undermine the progress that has been made to reduce tobacco use.


Have YOU seen enough tobacco marketing to kids?

Written by SmokeFreeCapital on May 14, 2014

If you support protecting kids from tobacco marketing in stores and pharmacies, join the growing number of Capital District residents in our #WeveSeenEnough gallery! It’s easy! Just take a photo of yourself, your family or a group you belong to holding a sign that says “#WeveSeenEnough” (or your own personal message) and either e-mail it to info@smokefreecapital.org or post it to your favorite social media site with the hash tag #WeveSeenEnough. Be sure to include your first name and city so we can share it with your community leaders and decision-makers. Oh, and don’t forget to smile!


Albany County Strategic Alliance for Health Recognizes Local Tobacco-Free Champions

Written by SmokeFreeCapital on May 4, 2014

SEFCU has done an extraordinary job of creating a workplace culture of health and wellness, including making their headquarters and branch offices tobacco-free!

From L to R: Sheree Hipwell, SEFCU; Amanda Russell, SEFCU; Barbara Hess, SEFCU Chief Administrative Officer; Theresa Zubretsky, CDTFC; Michelle Haney, SEFCU; and Suzanne Swan, Strategic Alliance for Health.

Want to work in a healthy and supportive environment? Consider employment at the Albany Public Library! CDTFC joined the Albany County Strategic Alliance for Health in recognizing APL’s impressive workplace wellness initiatives. What an inspiring group! Congratulations!

From L to R: Melanie Metzger, Asst Director; Carol Nersinger, Director; Theresa Zubretsky, CDTFC; and Mary-Ellen Piche, VP Board of Trustees.

The College of St. Rose adopted a comprehensive tobacco-free policy to protect students, employees and visitors from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. They did an awesome job with their policy development and implementation! See their Tobacco-Free Initiative page here!

From L to R: Judy Rightmyer, CDTFC; Dennis McDonald, VP for Student Affairs; Dr. Margaret Kirwin, Interim President for Academic Affairs; Sue Swan, Strategic Alliance for Health.