Smoke Free Worksites


People should not be forced to walk through a wall of smoke when entering public buildings. We are working with businesses and municipalities to create more smoke-free grounds and entryway policies.

Smoke Free Housing

Our goal is to protect the health of residents by increasing the availability of smoke-free multi-unit housing. We have assisted public housing authorities, nonprofit community development corporations and market rate apartment management companies to adopt no-smoking policies in their communities.

Smoke Free Media

Television, movies, and the internet offer the tobacco industry direct and sometimes unregulated access into teens daily lives.

Reality Check

New York State's Bureau of Tobacco Control youth action component that has been in existence since 2001. Youth from all over New York have worked hard to educate on the tobacco industry’s manipulative marketing practices and how they target youth to become replacement smokers.


Tobacco Free Recreation​

Parks, playgrounds, beaches and other recreational areas should be places that people can go to enjoy the outdoors, breathe fresh air and exercise. They should not have to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

Tobacco Marketing

Here in New York State, tobacco companies spend more than a half a million dollars every day to place promotions in stores where kids can see them. And the more they see, the more likely they are to start smoking.

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Cortland County

Jennifer Hamilton

Community Engagement Coordinator


Melissa Potter

Reality Check Coordinator


Tompkins County

Ted Schiele

Tompkins County Coordinator


Chenango County

Rose Walsh

Chenango County Coordinator


Cortland County Health Department

60 Central Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045