April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

In April's newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) touches on e-cigarette waste and its harmful impact on the environment in relation to Earth Day, plugs the New York State Smoker's Quitline, and highlights tobacco use in film...

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April 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

In March's newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) talks about the Tobacco Free Outdoors initiative aiding The George Landis Arboretum (Schoharie County), among others, into adapting a tobacco-free policy. The newsletter also...

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April 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

In February's newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) touched on how and why menthol is used to target the Black population, also including a 15-minute documentary link called Black Lives, Black Lungs that explains how the...

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April 2021 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

In December's newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) reflects on 2020 and all the accomplishments we've had in the midst of what is arguably the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes. The newsletter also talks about...

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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.

 

 

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