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

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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