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.
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, quitting smoking ranks pretty high. And for good reason---smoking is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. As we enter 2022, the importance of lung health in battling COVID-19 may provide...
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