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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 tobacco smoke.

Tobacco-Free Worksites


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



A significant number of adults and youth are using electronic cigarettes, which provide a relatively new way to
deliver the addictive substance nicotine without burning tobacco. E-cigarette use remains a public health crisis.

Smoke-Free Movies

Research shows that smoking in movies affects teen perceptions of smoking norms and raises the likelihood of youth initiation.

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 work hard to educate about the tobacco industry’s manipulative marketing practices and how they target youth to become replacement tobacco users.


The health benefits of quitting smoking can help most of the major parts of your body: from your brain to your DNA.

Find information, resources, and support to help you get ready to quit tobacco and successfully



Retail Environment

The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars to market its deadly products in stores. Exposure to tobacco marketing in stores is a primary cause of youth smoking.

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