HUD Housing Goes Smoke Free: July 30, 2018

As of today, July 30, all HUD housing is to go smoke-free, protecting residents in multi-unit housing from dangerous secondhand smoke. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, and in multi-unit housing, smoke can travel between units through hallways, windows, cracks in the ceiling, plumbing, and other routes. According to the CDC, Read More »

Reality Check Youth Participate in Seen Enough Tobacco Rally

Reality Check Youth from Waterloo and Clyde-Savannah High Schools joined other youth from around the state for the annual Youth Summit 7/16-7/18. Youth spent Tuesday and Wednesday having fun and learning skills for educating the public about the harms of tobacco marketing. On Thursday, the youth participated in a day of Guerilla Activism at Lakeland Read More »

American Lung Association Releases State of Tobacco Control Report

Every year, the American Lung Association grades states in fields related to reducing the negative impact of tobacco use. States are graded on Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding, Smokefree Air, Tobacco Taxes, Access to Cessation Services, and Tobacco 21. This year, New York State received the following grades: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding: FSmokefree Air: Read More »

Onondaga County Lawmakers Approve T21 Proposal

Onondaga County legislators voted 11-5 in favor of a proposal to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. The bill will now go to public hearing. Tobacco 21 legislation is aimed at reducing youth access to tobacco products. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and data shows that the Read More »

TACFL releases November/December Newsletter

In this edition of our bi-monthly newsletter, read about the new addition to the Clean Indoor Air Act, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the Great American Smokeout. You can also check out the amazing work our Reality Check Youth at Waterloo High School has been doing. Click the link below to learn more. Read More »