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.

July Newsletter

TFC-DOS's newest edition of our newsletter is here! Check it out below. Tobacco Free Times July 2020

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Tobacco Free Communities Moves to Downtown Oneonta

Tobacco Free Communities Moves to Downtown Oneonta

Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie celebrated the opening of their new office location in Downtown Oneonta at 155 Main Street. A ribbon cutting was held with Otsego County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Barbara Ann Heegan. In the front row, from left, TFC-DOS Director Judy Rightmyer, Community Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Hill, Program Specialist Barbara Doyle, Youth Engagement Coordinator Chris Bradley, LEAF's Executive Director Julie Dostal, and Chamber of...

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Huntington Memorial Library Passes Tobacco-Free Grounds Policy

Huntington Memorial Library Passes Tobacco-Free Grounds Policy

On January 8th, Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta, NY adopted a new 100% Tobacco-Free Outdoor policy for their property, including the adjacent library owned park. This policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes and vaping. Tobacco products are defined as any product made or derived from tobacco, or which contains nicotine. Electronic cigarettes are defined as any electronic device that, when activated, produces an aerosol that may be inhaled, whether...

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Village of Cobleskill Public Parks Go Tobacco Free

Village of Cobleskill Public Parks Go Tobacco Free

The Village of Cobleskill in Schoharie County passed a law that prohibits the use of tobacco and nicotine in all Cobleskill public parks. The new law proposed and passed unanimously modified an earlier local law to include vaping. Mayor Linda Holmes partnered with Tobacco Free Communities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie to purchase signage for public park areas, with a special focus was set on Nick Iorio Park. 

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