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

Tobacco Free Outdoors

Parks, playgrounds, beaches and recreation areas should be places where you can breathe clean air, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. When you see people using tobacco outdoors, it normalizes the use of tobacco. You should not have to be exposed to secondhand smoke outdoors. Tobacco litter is hazardous to our children and our environment.

  • Protect people from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and aerosol exposure
  • Reduce damaging and dangerous tobacco-related litter
  • Help reduce facility expenses by reducing tobacco-related litter
  • Eliminate environmental cues to use tobacco products
  • Promote positive, healthy lifestyle role modeling for children and teens
  • Promote outdoor areas as healthy, safe places for youth, adults and families to enjoy
  • Recognize that communities support tobacco-free outdoor areas

Tobacco Free Outdoors – Schopeg