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 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 on the tobacco industry’s manipulative marketing practices and how they target youth to become replacement tobacco users.


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.


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.

Cortland County

Jennifer Hamilton

Community Engagement Lead Coordinator


Rose Walsh

Reality Check Lead Coordinator


Tompkins County

Ted Schiele

Tompkins County Coordinator


Chenango County

Jamie Hagenbuch

Chenango County Coordinator


Cortland County Health Department

60 Central Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045

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