BUILDING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES

WHERE WE LIVE, LEARN, WORK & PLAY

SMOKE-FREE HOUSING

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.

TOBACCO-FREE OUTDOORS

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.

TOBACCO-FREE WORKSITES

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 MARKETING

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.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

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.

WHAT’S NEW

2021 Reality Check Senior Spotlight

2021 Reality Check Senior Spotlight

This month, two of our Reality Check members, Praaghya and Rishita, are graduating from high school, and CDTFC would like to take a moment to thank them for all their hard work these past three years. Praaghya Meyyan, a senior at Columbia High School (pictured on...

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Healthy Homes Month

Healthy Homes Month

Each June, National Healthy Homes Month aims to increase awareness of housing-related health hazards and to encourage residents to take actions and steps to make their homes safe and healthy living spaces. One important step is to eliminate exposure to secondhand...

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