October 2017 Newsletter

Smoking is still a problem! There may be an opioid overdose crisis in this country, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people. In fact, cigarettes kill more people in the United States than alcohol, car crashes, AIDS, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined....

Reality Check Talks Tobacco with Assemblyman Miller

Tranquility Cleveland and Riley Mance, 7th grade students at Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School and Reality Check youth advocates with Advancing Tobacco Free Communities in Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties (ATFC-DOS), sat down with NYS Assemblyman Brian...

E-Cig Use is Skyrocketing Among NYS Youth

The good news is that due to tobacco control measures, the current smoking rate among adults in New York State is 14.2 percent. However, the bad news is that the percent of New York State youth who have ever tried and currently use e-cigarettes doubled from 2014 to...

Sharon Springs Library Adopts Tobacco-Free Policy

The Sharon Springs Free Library recently adopted a tobacco-free policy to help create a healthier community. The library is the fourth public library in Schoharie County who are all members of the Mohawk Valley Library System to go tobacco-free. The library board of...