Tobacco-Free Worksites


 Make your Work Grounds Tobacco-Free

“Having tobacco-free entry ways at CDTA offices and facilities is good business. It lowers company costs, reduces absenteeism and liability, and increases productivity and morale, but most importantly, it protect the health of our employees, our most valuable asset.”                                                             - CDTA Chief Executive Officer Carm Basile

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  • Receive a copy of Good Health is Good Business: A Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy Guide.
  • Arrange for CDTFC staff to attend a meeting or give a presentation on tobacco-free grounds at your worksite.
  • Participate in an informational session about how to establish tobacco-free grounds.
  • Order signs for grounds that are already tobacco-free.

How the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition can help

The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is available to help you every step of the way by providing:

      • Telephone, email or in-person technical assistance, including presentations or information sessions
      • Sample policies, sample employee outreach materials, FAQs, and timelines
      • Help in planning a policy kick-off event
      • Assistance identifying and accessing local cessation services for your employees
      • No-cost tobacco-free signage for your property

For more information or assistance, contact Theresa Zubretsky 459-2388 x 229 or use our online contact form.

What everyone should know about Tobacco-Free Grounds

  • More than 71% of Capital District region residents believe that areas around building entry ways should be tobacco-free—including more than half of all current smokers.
  • Tobacco-free grounds reduce loitering, cigarette litter and fire hazards.
  • Smokefree entryways prevent secondhand smoke from entering buildings and endangering employees’ health.
  • Clients and visitors notice and appreciate the improvements of a tobacco-free environment.

Who has established tobacco-free grounds and entryways?

Across the state, community partners have worked with nearly 500 organizations and businesses to go tobacco-free, including many here in the Capital District. In addition, many Capital District businesses and organizations have instituted tobacco-free grounds policies on their own. Among those locally that are currently tobacco-free:

Albany County Buildings Albany Public Libraries Baptist Health Bishop Broderick Apartments BlueShield of NENY Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady Capital City Rescue Mission Capital District Community Gardens Capital District Transportation Authority Capital Green Apartments College of St. Rose Conditioned Air Products Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Schenectady Crossgates Mall General Electric Company Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY Guilderland Public Library Hometown Health Hudson Valley Community College Keeler Motor Car Co. Klein Steel Lia Honda Maria College Marie Rose Manor Mohawk Valley Library System/Rotterdam branch Ned Pattison Goverment Center Noble Gas Solutions Northside Little League NY Oncology & Hematology Associates Parsons Child & Family Center Rensselaer County Health Dept. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaerville Library Roots & Wisdom Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center Schenectady ARC Schenectady County Community College Schenectady Head Start SEFCU Siena College Twin Town Little League Union Graduate College Whitney M. Young Jr., Health Services