Last night in a unanimous vote, the Albany Common Council voted to make city parks 100% tobacco-free. The ordinance was championed by Council Member Dorcey Applyrs with the co-sponsorship of several other Council Members.

During discussion, Council Members were steadfast in their stated support of public health and the environment and demonstrated that commitment in a unanimous decision. Read and hear more about the vote in the local media:

Times Union
TWC News

We applaud the Common Council for their commitment to public health and we look forward to working with the City of Albany in the implementation of this important public health measure.