NYSDOH Releases New Tobacco Use Brief

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control, released a new brief with information on adult tobacco use in New York State. Data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Key Findings: The adult smoking rate in NYS is 14.1%Adult smoking has dropped 22% between 2011 and 2017, but has remained Read More »

New York State Passes Tobacco 21

New York State has now joined a handful of other states in raising the age to purchase both tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to twenty-one. Governor Cuomo signed the bill on on 7/16, and it will take effect 120 days after being signed. The average age of a new smoker in NY is 13, and Read More »

Check Out Our May/June Newsletter!

Click on the link to read our most recent newsletter. This edition includes results from our community surveys in Ontario and Yates County, updates from our Reality Check Youth, information about an upcoming housing forum in Seneca County, and more! https://mailchi.mp/2a8a195ea39c/9l36jze9m0-2971957?e=[UNIQID] Read More »

Suffolk County Ends Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Suffolk County, NY approved a bill this week that would end tobacco sales in all pharmacies in the county. The vote passed 16-1-1. In addition to conventional tobacco products, such as cigarettes, this law will also restrict the sale of vape products and e-liquids. Selling tobacco products in pharmacies sends a mixed message about the Read More »