We’re pleased to release our first Community Spotlight video testimonial of 2024. This video is from Carrie Dunn-Herrera, Assistant Director of Health Promotion at Healthy Capital District. Carrie started smoking menthol cigarettes when she was 14 years old. She quit smoking for good when she was 30 and now helps others in the Capital District live healthier lives.

In her own words, Carrie says “To think about the community where there wasn’t any smoking, makes me think about a community that has more money in their pockets, makes me think about a community where parks are a healthier and safer place, makes me think about a community where they’re moving into homes and houses that aren’t yellow stained walls but that are healthy and breathable spaces to be in.”

Hear more from Carrie below.