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.
Many families are spending more time at home to stem the spread of COVID-19, but for too many, home isn't a safe and healthy environment. While the vast majority of New York residents have a "no smoking in the house" rule, for those living in apartments and other...
CDTFC's Community Engagement Coordinator, Theresa Zubretsky, wrote a commentary piece published in the Albany Times Union today focusing on the disproportionate impact of menthol-flavored tobacco use on African Americans. Read her commentary piece below....
After decades of the tobacco industry marketing menthol to African Americans, we need look no further than our own local neighborhoods for evidence of their continued efforts. Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities collects...