It’s Not Just Campaign
Our latest media campaign is focusing on the disproportionate impact of menthol-flavored tobacco products among certain groups.
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.
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.
Across the state, community partners have worked with nearly 500 organizations and
businesses to go tobacco-free, including many here in the Capital District.
Senbahavalli "Raji" Ramasamy, a senior at Guilderland High School, joined Reality Check in July 2020 and has been a mover and shaker in the tobacco control world ever since. From minute one, she has demonstrated outstanding communication and leadership skills,...
Juneteenth, commemorated this year as a federal holiday for the first time, marks the end of institutionalized slavery and the beginning of a long, hard road to equity and racial justice for Black Americans. Emancipation brought with it a promise of equality and...
On this World No Tobacco Day, we're taking a closer look at Tobacco and it's impact on the environment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment, further harming human health,...