We have an opiod overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people




28,200 adults in New York State die each year from smoking-related disease

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease

The average age of a new smoker in New York State is 13 years old

Listen to Rob Ray of WCDO in Sidney, NY interview Linda Wegner for World No Tobacco Day here!

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,...

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Candlewood Court Promotes Smoke-free Living

Candlewood Court, the newly opened 40-apartment complex in Richmondville, is doing its part to help residents live healthy. Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc., the project developer, has deemed the premises as smoke-free. Tenants and visitors may not smoke...

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Living Healthier Expo a Tobacco-Free Success

In celebration and recognition of National Public Health Week, the Otsego County Department of Health organized and held a Living Healthier Expo on April 5 and 6, 2019 at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta. Advancing Tobacco Free Communities...

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Delaware County Council Says No Ifs, Ands or Butts

In recognition of Kick Butts Day, the Delaware County Council on Human Services (DCCHS) indicated they’d seen enough Big Tobacco marketing and pledged to help combat youth tobacco use.  Linda Wegner and Deyanira Cisneros from Advancing Tobacco Free...

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