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Tobacco Free Communities –
Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
(TFC-DOS) Is one of 25 contractors working to change the community environment to support New York State’s tobacco-free norm through youth action (Reality Check) and community engagement. The NYS Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Control provides grant funds to St. Peter’s Health Partners for TFC-DOS.
Today, Tuesday October 13, 2020 is #SeenEnoughTobacco Day which highlights the need for communities to protect children from the billions of dollars of tobacco marketing in places where kids can see it. The 13th was selected to underscore the alarming fact that the average age of a new smoker in New York is 13 years old. While New York State's recent ban on flavored e-cigarettes is a significant step toward reducing youth tobacco use, other flavored tobacco products, such as little cigars,...
Over the summer, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego, & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) teamed with Siena College Research Institute to conduct a tri-county Community Survey to collect the community's opinions on various tobacco-related topics. The questions ranged from policies prohibiting smoking in public areas like beaches and parks, to smoking in apartment buildings, as well as opinions on exposure to tobacco marketing in and out of stores, and near schools. These questions gauge...
TFC-DOS's newest edition of our newsletter is here! Check it out below. Tobacco Free Times Sep 2020
TFC-DOS's newest edition of our newsletter is here! Check it out below. Tobacco Free Times Aug 2020