Entryways and Outdoor Spaces
Over 40 of which are known to cause cancer and many of which are strong irritants.
The Surgeon General has declared that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke.
United States Courts have declared that there is no legal “right to smoke” and smoking is not a protected activity under the U.S. Constitution.
People should not be forced to walk through a wall of smoke when entering their place of work and other public buildings. It can trigger allergies, asthma attacks and other breathing problems. Advancing Tobacco Free Communities are working with businesses to create more entryway and workplace smoking policies. Currently over 460 businesses in New York State have passed regulations restricting tobacco use in outdoor recreational areas
Entryway & Grounds Smoking Policies
Currently over 500 businesses in New York State have passed regulations restricting tobacco use in outdoor recreational areas
Other New York State Initiatives
Cessation Centers provide New York’s healthcare community with evidence-based education, training, and resources. This helps to treat their tobacco dependent patients and help them quit smoking successfully.
The New York State Colleges Tobacco Free Initiative (NYSCTFI) is a statewide partnership. They are dedicated to encouraging and supporting colleges and universities. Therefor creating 100% tobacco-free campus policies.
New York State Smokers’ Quit Line is free and confidential service. They provide services to New York State residents who want to stop tobacco use. This includes, motivational coaching, free nicotine patches, an online smoke-free community, educational fact sheets, materials and videos. Additional educational tools and cessation resources are available. Mainly to healthcare providers, employers, educators, and others. In addition, this also includes a referral program for tobacco users.