Press Releases

February 13, 2017 New Report Highlights Major Reason for Inequities in Tobacco Addiction – Tobacco marketing concentrated in poorest Albany neighborhoods

May 31, 2016  On World No Tobacco Day, Upstate New York Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities Programs Urge Public to Take Action to Protect Children from Tobacco Marketing

January 27, 2016 Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson named 2015 Tobacco-Free Community Champion

November 12, 2015 Greater Capital District Regional Youth Spotlight 203 REASONS to Quit Tobacco Marketing to Kids as part of the Great American Smokeout

March 17, 2015 Niskayuna High School Student Named NY State Youth Advocate of the Year

July 24, 2013 New York State celebrates a public health success story On Tenth Anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act being enacted into law Public Health Leaders look ahead to the next ten years

April 11, 2013 Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority celebrates going smoke-free Housing authority honored for being one of the first and the largest in the region to go smoke-free on April 1

October 1, 2012 Schenectady Municipal housing Authority announce smoke-free policy for senior developments Siena Research Institute survey shows that oldest public housing authority in New York is the largest in Capital Region to join growing national trend.

 June 27, 2011 Keep Butts Away from Where We Play Two Capital Region Communities launch tobacco-free parks policies to protect children, animals and the environment

August 10, 2010 Survey of Capital Region landlords highlights emerging trends in smoke-free housing A majority of property owners have non-smoking policies

March 17, 2010 RPI and Brunswick Central School District take action to combat Capital Region’s Highest Smoking Rate Rick Stoddard, anti-tobacco crusader, to honor both Tobacco-Free Champions on Kick Butts Day

March 9, 2010 Brunswick students to team up with Rick Stoddard, anti-tobacco crusader, on Kick Butts Day

March 20, 2009 Employee hands it to Price Chopper executive, Mona Golub, for the corporation’s attack on Big Tobacco.

March 18, 2009 Looking for a breath of fresh air? The Town of Niskayuna is the place to be.

March 11, 2009 Imagine. . . Believe. . .Achieve: A Tobacco-Free Community

November 16, 2008 Customers Speak Out! Protect Our Children and Make Tobacco Advertising and Tobacco Product Placement Less Visible in Large Grocery Stores

October 2, 2008 Strong Public Support to Reduce Tobacco Advertising in Stores

August 26, 2008 Smoke-Free Housing Website Launched to Protect New Yorkers from Secondhand Smoke in Their Homes

May 19, 2008 Joe Camel May Be Long Dead, But Tobacco Advertising to Kids is Alive and Well Community Groups Urge Parents to Get Mad About Ads

November 7, 2007 Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition Salutes our Community’s Tobacco-Free Leaders

October 5, 2007 Survey Shows Strong Support for Smoke-Free Outdoor Areas

March 6, 2007 “Real People, Real Success”: Successful Tobacco Control Efforts in the Greater Capital Region