Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 5, 2016 @ 7:00pm and share your views on a Schenectady County law to raise the minimum age for the legal sale of tobacco products to 21. The introduction of this local law follows closely on the heels of Albany County’s adoption of a similar provision earlier this month and offers the possibility of having two contiguous counties reducing youth access to tobacco products.

Schenectady County Legislature has announced plans to hold a public hearing in the Legislative Offices, 620 State Street, 6th Floor on Proposed Local Law A-16.  
If you are a resident of Schenectady County or work in an organization that serves Schenectady County residents, you have an opportunity to be heard. Have an opinion? July 5th would be a good time to share it. If you’re unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit your comments via email or by post to:
Legislative Offices
Clerk of the Legislature
620 State St, 6th Floor
Schenectady, NY    12305

For additional information, you can access the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center fact sheet on Tobacco-21 here or visit