It’s Not Just Campaign
Our latest media campaign is focusing on the disproportionate impact of menthol-flavored tobacco products among certain groups.
Get Ready for the Great American Spit Out
Next week, is the Great American Spit Out. Part of "Through with Chew Week", this annual campaign raises awareness of the dangers of using smokeless tobacco (chew, dip, snus and dissolvable tobacco) and encourages users to quit for the week or just one day. In...
Join us for a screening of Black Lives/Black Lungs on Feb. 8
In observation of #BlackHistoryMonth, we are partnering with The Center for Racial Justice & Inclusive Excellence SUNY Oneonta on Wednesday, February 8 for an encore screening of "Black Lives/Black Lungs" at Lee Hall from Noon to 1:30pm. The short...
January 2023 Tobacco-Free Times Newsletter
Our January 2023 Tobacco-Free Times Newsletter is here! In this issue, one of our community partners, Dr. Howard Ashford, from SUNY Oneonta shares his story about how tobacco impacted him and his mother. Read Dr. Ashford's story and the rest of our newsletter...
Join Us for a Screening of Black Lives/Black Lungs on October 27
TFC-DOS and SUNY Oneonta's Center for Racial Justice & Inclusive Excellence will show the short film, Black Lives, Black Lungs on Thursday, October 27th, 7pm, in the Freedom Room, Lee Hall, SUNY Oneonta, followed by a discussion. The film investigates the...
TOBACCO FREE COMMUNITIES:
DELAWARE, OTSEGO AND SCHOHARIE COUNTIES
Tobacco Free Communities – Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties (TFC-DOS) is one of 21 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 in Albany for TFC-DOS.
TFC-DOS educates the community and decision makers, mobilizes community members around the problems that tobacco addiction causes in local communities, and helps decision makers understand the types of choices that they have to address these problems. Efforts are evidence-based, policy-driven and cost effective approaches that decrease youth tobacco use, motivate adult smokers to quit and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.