Press Releases

February 7, 2024 – Burnt Hills -Ballston Lake High School Student and Reality Check Member Named Capital Region Youth Ambassador of Year (YAYA)

March 15, 2022– Local tobacco control programs educate state lawmakers about notable progress and disparities in tobacco use

October 13, 2021– Fifth Annual Seen Enough Tobacco Day Highlights the Need to #FinishFlavors

May 16, 2021– New statewide “It’s Not Just” campaign aimed at exposing the targeted marketing of menthol cigarettes to Black communities

April 12, 2021 – Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities applauds Albany County Legislature
for passing Local Law “I”

October 28, 2020 – New Siena College Research Institute Community survey finds majority of capital region residents support tobacco control policies.

July 1, 2020 – New York State ends the use of tobacco coupons, multi-pack discounts.

June 24, 2020 – Bethlehem Town Board passes new tobacco licensing law.

May 18, 2020 – Tobacco-Free Pharmacies and Flavored E-Cigarette Restrictions In Effect Statewide.

February 4, 2020 – NYS Tobacco Control Partners Legislative Education Day.