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.
Pride Month is celebrated every June to promote the dignity, equality and increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. The tobacco industry has turned it into an opportunity to exploit LGBTQ+ lives for profit. Over the past 30 years, major tobacco companies...
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...
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...