Tag Archives: Tobacco-Free CNY

Tobacco Policies Support Smokers Trying to Quit During the Great American Smokeout

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Smoking kills about 28,000 New York residents every year and 750,000 adults in New York State are living with a smoking-related illness. The Tobacco-Free CNY program of the Onondaga County Health Department is joining with community members to celebrate the… Read more >

The Village of Baldwinsville Expands Smoke-Free Policy

The Village of Baldwinsville has recently passed an expansion of their smoke-free policy to prevent the use of tobacco, vapes and electronic cigarettes, and cannabis within village-owned outdoor spaces. The new policy includes Mercer Park, McHarrie Park, Diane Reeves Little League, Community Park, Papermill Island, Baldwin Canal Square, and their associated facilities. This policy was… Read more >

Adult Smoking Rates Decline in Central New York Counties

The Tobacco-Free CNY program of the Onondaga County Health Department reports that recently released data shows that smoking rates among adults have decreased in Onondaga, Oswego, and Cayuga counties. The New York State Department of Health recently announced that the current rate of adult smoking decreased from 17.2% to 12.0% in Onondaga County, 29.0% to… Read more >

Tobacco-Free CNY Kicks Summer Off with Chalk Art Contest

Reality Check, a project of the Onondaga County Health Department’s Tobacco-Free CNY program, is sponsoring a tobacco-free chalk art contest to kick off the summer with some color! We are asking youth to use their artistic skills to express why they feel it is important for our community to be tobacco-free. Not only are there… Read more >

Local Youth Joined Effort to Expose Big Tobacco’s Lies during Altria’s Shareholder Meeting

Mobilizing Against Tobacco Lies Virtual Event (#MATL2021) to Tell the Truth About Tobacco Use and the Industry’s Marketing Tactics Syracuse, NY – June 1, 2021 – This past week, Reality Check youth leaders from Onondaga and Cayuga Counties joined more than 300 other youth from around New York State, as well as Nebraska, Massachusetts, Hawaii,… Read more >

Taking Down Tobacco: “It’s Not Just” about Menthol Flavored Tobacco Products

In Onondaga County, African Americans are at a higher risk for poor health outcomes related to many chronic diseases, including those caused by tobacco use! Sadly, the tobacco industry has spent decades marketing menthol-flavored tobacco products in Black or African American communities1,2. As a result, 85% of Black smokers use menthol cigarettes, compared to 29%… Read more >

Tobacco-Free CNY Brings Attention to the Marketing of Menthol on Seen Enough Tobacco Day

New York State has taken huge steps forward in the past year to help New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction. However, the use of flavors in tobacco products still has a harmful impact on health. One flavor in particular, menthol, makes it easier to start and harder to quit.[1] Tobacco-Free CNY, a program that… Read more >