BUILDING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
WHERE WE LIVE, LEARN, WORK & PLAY
Throughout New York State and across the country, apartment owners have begun to embrace
a no-smoking policy as an amenity they can provide for their residents.
As of May 2017, more than 500 New York municipalities have adopted tobacco-free
outdoor area policies (20 in the Capital District) and the list is growing.
Across the state, community partners have worked with nearly 500 organizations and
businesses to go tobacco-free, including many here in the Capital District.
Tobacco companies spend more than $9.5 billion on retail marketing and promotion every
year, more than the amount spent to market junk food, soda, and alcohol combined.
Our youth-adult partnerships have accomplished amazing things in the Capital Region,
including tobacco-free parks and a local law to keep tobacco retailers away from schools.
Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities applauds Albany County Legislature for passing Local Law “I”
Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities applauds the Albany County Legislature for passing new measures on April 12 to protect residents of multi-unit housing from the harmful effects of exposure to secondhand smoke. Local Law “I” prohibits smoking and vaping of...
Today is Take Down Tobacco Day! For most of us, April Fool’s Day comes once a year but for the tobacco industry every day is April Fool’s Day. That’s because every day tobacco companies work overtime to fool young people into trying their deadly products. The future...
Reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke can save lives and save money for New Yorkers. Each year, 22,000 New York residents die from smoking-related diseases, and for every person who dies from smoking, at least 30 people live with serious smoking...