Tobacco litter is hazardous to our children and our environment.

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.

Village of Richfield Springs Protects Community with Tobacco-free Policy

Village of Richfield Springs Protects Community with Tobacco-free Policy

The Village of Richfield Springs is committed to providing a high quality of life for everyone who makes use of its facilities and patronizes its events. Mayor Robin Moshier and the Board of Trustees recently acknowledged that tobacco product use is detrimental to general health and wellbeing and moved to adopt a tobacco-free policy. By unanimous vote on May 28, 2019 the board decided to prohibit the use of tobacco products on any facilities and property, parks, recreation areas and shared...

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Smoke-free for Circle Drive Apartments

Smoke-free for Circle Drive Apartments

To enhance the quality of life for tenants of Circle Drive Apartments, Conifer Realty LLC has designated the property in Sidney as entirely smoke-free effective September 1. Smoking will be prohibited everywhere on the property which is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.Advancing Tobacco Free Communities in Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties (ATFC-DOS) worked with representatives of Conifer Realty LLC to adopt a total smoke-free policy at Circle Drive and provided Leslie...

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Cigarette/Vape producers marketing to children; communities should take action

Cigarette/Vape producers marketing to children; communities should take action

The Catskill Mountain News, a weekly newspaper based in Margaretville, NY (Delaware County) printed this op ed in its June 5, 2019 issue and posted it on its website.Cigarette/Vape producers marketing to children; communities should take action Op Ed     June 05, 2019   Smoking kills and is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In fact, cigarettes kill more people in the United States than alcohol, car crashes, AIDS, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. In New...

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World No Tobacco Day 2019

World No Tobacco Day 2019

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark “World No Tobacco Day” (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use.People can contribute on an individual level to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world. Individuals can commit to avoiding tobacco use altogether. Those who do use tobacco can quit the habit orseek help in doing so. Quitting will protect their health as well as others exposed to second-hand smoke, including...

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