We can stop tobacco marketing to kids.Here’s how.

The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is one of 23 community partners statewide working to decrease the harmful effects of tobacco marketing on young people.

End the sale of tobacco in pharmacies


Albany, end sale of tobacco in pharmacies


No doctor would ever prescribe tobacco. so why do pharmacies sell it?

Learn more about the movement to end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies.



Eliminate Price Discounts and Coupons


discount-postcard-1According to the Surgeon General, raising the price of tobacco products is one of the most effective strategies for reducing initiation, decreasing consumption, and increasing cessation. While raising excise taxes is the gold standard for raising the price of tobacco products, other non-tax opportunities exist for states and communities facing political barriers to excise tax increases. Read more here.



albanyDo not allow tobacco retailers to be located near schools

There is currently one tobacco retailer for every 194 children in New York State with far too many of them located in close proximity to schools.


Reduce the number of tobacco retailers overall

albany, tobacco retailer density, tobacco retailers near schools

Each blue and purple dot represents a tobacco retailer and each red triangle a school, all in the city of Schenectady.


The higher the number of tobacco retailers in a particular area, the higher the smoking rate of adults and teens. Reducing the number of tobacco retailers in communities that curently have a particularly high number would help reduce the impact of tobacco marketing and subsequently, the smoking rate.






Local Government Resolutions


to the ALBANY AND SCHENECTADY COUNTY LEGISLATURES for unanimous passage of Resolutions encouraging tobacco retailers to reduce or eliminate tobacco advertising in their stores.

Thank you, too, to the following municipalities for passing similar Resolutions.

Contact YOUR local legislators and encourage them to support a resolution to reduce or eliminate tobacco advertising in retail stores in your community. To help you find out who your county, town, village, or city legislators are, visit the New York State Local Government website.

Next: Here’s what YOU can do.