New York State ends use of Tobacco Coupons

“We know that higher tobacco prices are linked to lower smoking rates. Putting an end to the tobacco industry’s ability to circumvent New York’s high taxes on tobacco products is a win for public health statewide,” said Joseph Potter, director at the Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes. Times of Wayne County #TobaccoLaws #NYS #Earned #Media  Read More »

TACFL in the News

TACFL's Reality Check Coordinator, Abigail Clark, was able to spread the word on Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action. With the Coronavirus outbreak, all in-school activities had to be placed on hold, but please take a minute to read this article from the Wayne Times about Take Down Tobacco, as well as Reality Check. Read More »

TACFL Welcomes New Reality Check Coordinator

At TACFL, we have welcomed a new Reality Check Coordinator, Abbey Clark, to the team. Abigail holds a bachelors degree from Nazareth College in Public Health and Psychology, and joins our team at the American Lung Association as a Reality Check Coordinator for Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates Counties.  Abigail has the desire to motivate Read More »

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![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 »