Tag Archives: Tobacco

New York State ends the use of tobacco coupons, multi-pack discounts as of July 1, 2020

Another big step forward for New Yorkers’ health Beginning July 1, discounts on the sale of all tobacco products, such as coupons and multi-pack price promotions, are prohibited in New York State. The law was passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. Research shows that higher tobacco prices are linked to lower… Read more >

Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes and all Tobacco Sales at Pharmacies End May 18 in New York State

The sale of flavored e-cigarettes ends in New York State this week, as does the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies. These are huge steps forward in helping New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction.  The new laws were passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. New York becomes the second… Read more >

Reality Check Program Hosts Free Smoke-Free Movie Events

As part of International Week of Action for Smoke-Free Movies, the Reality Check program serving Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego counties is hosting two free smoke-free movie events. Reality Check is a statewide youth program empowering youth to stand up against the tobacco and e-cigarette industry. The Reality Check and Tobacco-Free CNY program work to engage … Read more >

Join the Great American Smokeout to Quit Smoking and Support Tobacco-Free Outdoor Air Policies

Each year, on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages individuals to join the Great American Smokeout (GASO). GASO is a day for individuals to make a pledge and a plan to quit smoking and for family members and friends to support their loved ones in their quitting journey. If you or… Read more >

Public Urged to Stop the Use of E-Cigarettes

Due to the recent increase in vaping-associated illness, the Onondaga County Health Commissioner has joined the Governor and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in encouraging residents to stop using e-cigarettes.  Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta states, “I am urging residents of Onondaga County to stop using all vape products until the investigation… Read more >