August 2021 Newsletter

In August’s newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) announces the availability of new StatShots from the New York State Department of Health on 2018 adulting smoking rates, which shows a decrease in smoking rates in two of DOS's counties and an increase in one. TFC-DOS also mentions a local Schoharie Country resident speaking at a board meeting regarding the county's smoke-free outdoor policy, and also has an article on how we can protect the health of...

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July 2021 Newsletter

In July’s newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) talks about Oneonta's Meet Me on Main Street event that Community Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Hill and Youth Engagement Coordinator Christopher Bradley tabled at to engage with the community and other businesses. TFC-DOS also congratulated the winners of the Samsung Galaxy tablet raffles for participating in the outreach surveys for employers and landlords in our tri-county area. Interested in...

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June 2021 Newsletter

In June’s newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) focuses on Pride Month through an evaluation of statistics focused on high risk factors for LGBTQIA+ members, how first-year college students can help make their campuses tobacco-free, and also highlights June's National Healthy Homes Month and how we can help local communities - including landlords, property owners, and tenants - live in healthier multi-unit housing. Interested in reading the...

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May 2021 Newsletter

In May’s newsletter, Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) highlights the NAACP's Oneonta chapter event discussing menthol's deadly impact on African Americans and the showing of the short documentary Black Lives/Black Lungs, as well as an article talking about Realty Check youth confronting the tobacco industry's deceitful marketing tactics during their annual shareholders' meeting. May 31st is also World No Tobacco Day, so TFC-DOS touches on the annual event...

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NAACP-Oneonta Event Highlights Menthol’s Deadly Impact on African Americans’ Health

NAACP-Oneonta Event Highlights  Menthol's Deadly Impact on African Americans' Health By Jennifer Hill In collaboration with Oneonta's NAACP chapter, Tobacco Free Communities: Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie (TFC-DOS) staff presented Black Lives/Black Lungs, a short documentary which critically examines the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of menthol cigarettes to African Americans and its deadly effects, at the NAACP's May 13th virtual meeting, followed by...

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It’s Not Just Campaign

  May 16th is No Menthol Sunday and in collaboration with our statewide tobacco control partners, we’re launching a new statewide initiative that aims to put a spotlight on how the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed menthol products to African Americans.1,2 The “It’s Not Just” campaign launches regionally and statewide today and is focused on ending the misconception that menthol is just a flavor. It’s not just a flavor but an injustice that is disproportionately...

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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 surrounding the annual International Week of Action in conjunction with the 2021 Oscar's. Interested in reading the newsletter in full? Check it out here.

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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 highlights the upcoming Take Down Tobacco Day which is happening April 1, emphasizing how tobacco marketing is no joke. Interested in reading the newsletter in full? Check it out here.

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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 tobacco industry transformed in “the African Americanization of menthol cigarettes.” The newsletter also includes a short article on how the global pandemic, COVID-19, has offered opportunities for youth vapers to quit. ...

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TFC-DOS Teams with Cancer Services on Op-Ed

Community Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Hill partnered with Public Education and Community Outreach Specialist Cali Riese from the Central Region Cancer Services Program to write an op-ed about cancer and tobacco use in the times of COVID-19. The article offers important information and statistics regarding cancer screening and tobacco use, as well as resources to utilize especially during the global pandemic. The op-ed was published in The Daily Star and can be read here.

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