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...

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 anywhere in...

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 in Delaware,...

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 Communities in...

Seward Meets with Reality Check Youth

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) met recently with high school students and adult leaders with Reality Check/Advancing Tobacco Free Communities Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties.“Reality Check is an effective program that educates both on the...

Kick Butts Day is March 20th

Kick Butts Day is March 20. Each year the tobacco-free day helps increase awareness about the problem of tobacco use. 1,200 people die every day in the United States because of tobacco. That is more than three Boeing 747 airplanes crashing every day!Support a...