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Let's make New York a healthier place to live, work, and play!

Our goal is to educate, engage, and mobilize youth, parents, and community leaders to take action, creating lasting changes that will restrict tobacco industry presence, de-normalize tobacco use including e-cigarettes, protect the environment, and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and vapor.

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THE ISSUE OF TOBACCO IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Industry Influence Where we Shop

Each day in New York State, the tobacco industry spends over a half million dollars to market its products - and 90 percent of it is devoted to in-store advertising.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Imagery on Screen

Smoking on screen recruits 390,00 teens to start smoking every day, one third of which will die prematurely from tobacco-related illness.

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Tobacco Use Where We Live

Secondhand smoke and vapor drifts from neighboring apartments and creates unhealthy living conditions for everyone in the building.

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Tobacco Use Where We Work

The workplace is a major source of exposure to secondhand smoke from combustible tobacco products.

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Tobacco Use Where We Play

Exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor recreational including parks, playgrounds and beaches can be hazardous - especially for children.

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June 25th

TobaccoFreeNYS
School is out for the summer! But do you know what your kids are learning outside the classroom?

Find out how children are being exposed to tobacco marketing in the places where they shop most at http://bit.ly/SeenEnoughTobacco

School is out for the summer! But do you know what your kids are learning outside the classroom?

Find out how children are being exposed to tobacco marketing in the places where they shop most at bit.ly/SeenEnoughTobacco
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June 21st

TobaccoFreeNYS
For some, summer is vacation time — but Big Tobacco never takes a break.

This season, lets all keep moving to help reduce kids exposure to tobacco marketing in the places they shop. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SeenEnoughTobacco

For some, summer is vacation time — but Big Tobacco never takes a break.

This season, let's all keep moving to help reduce kids' exposure to tobacco marketing in the places they shop. Learn more: bit.ly/SeenEnoughTobacco
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June 19th

TobaccoFreeNYS

Capital Region Reality Check youth representing 11 counties hosted a World No Tobacco Day event raising awareness about the deceptive marketing tactics of the tobacco industry, youth tobacco use, and the impact of tobacco use on local communities! ... See MoreSee Less

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E-cigarettes might get vaporized. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to outright ban the sale and importing of electronic tobacco products in the city. The controversial decision comes on the heels of a 36 percent rise from last year in the number of U.S. teenagers admitting to tobacco usage. One in five senior highschoolers reported vaping in a single month! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blames the upsurge of tobacco use on E-cigarette manufacturers like Juul Labs, which owns 70 percent of the vaping market and once used fruit flavors and social media to peddle products to youths. Juul, which operates out of Pier 70 in San Francisco, argues that their products actually provide a safer alternative to traditional smoking, which still kills 40,000 Californians annually. There's no conclusive evidence to support that defense. Though Mayor London Breed has yet to sign off on the ban, she has indicated that she will. In response, Juul is gathering a petition to override the Board of Supervisors' decision. curious.com/curios/2019-06-27/up-in-smoke?daily_email=true#date

The FDA has the power right now to issue an Administrative Detention Order to prevent contaminated electronic cigarette and e-liquid tobacco products from reaching consumers until they can be seized by U.S. Marshals. "The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by ... regulating tobacco products." Tobacco products officially regulated by the FDA now include electronic cigarettes and e-liquids. www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/federal-officials-seize-adulterated-dietary-supplemen... "...looking at 75 e-cigarette cartridges and e-liquid products from the top-selling brands in 2013...found that 23% contained traces of endotoxin and that that 81% contained traces of glucan. Endotoxins are found on Gram-negative bacteria [for example, E. coli, which causes food poisoning] and glucan is found on most fungi [e.g. molds, which cause allergies]. Exposure to them has been associated with health problems like asthma, reduced lung function, and inflammation, the researchers say. "Airborne Gram-negative bacterial endotoxin and fungal-derived glucans have been shown to cause acute and chronic respiratory effects in occupational and environmental settings," David Christiani, a professor at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and senior author of the study said..." www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/04/24/popular-e-cigarette-vape-products-tainted-toxins-ha...