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.
The FDA announced today that it will begin the rulemaking process to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. This is a long overdue victory for public health! For more than 60 years the tobacco industry has been using menthol cigarettes and...
Everyone knows that tobacco kills people. But not everyone stops to consider how tobacco also kills the planet. The threat that tobacco poses to the environment extends far beyond the 4.5 trillion butts littered worldwide every year. Butts that are...
As the movie industry celebrates its best at the Academy Awards this Sunday, we are revealing Hollywood's best-kept secret: "Smoking on screen kills in real life." Many young people's favorite actors and actresses light up on and off the movie screen and that has an...