New York State envisions a commercial tobacco-free and vape-free society for all New Yorkers.
Since 2000 the New York State Tobacco Control Program has worked to reduce illness, disability, and death related to commercial tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, and to alleviate social and economic inequities caused by tobacco use. The program uses an evidence-based, policy-driven, and population-level approach to tobacco control and prevention with a commitment to promote health equity among populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco marketing and use. The Tobacco Control Program’s efforts and actions have contributed to record-low youth and adult smoking rates in NYS.

NYS Tobacco Control Program provides state and local elected officials with the information and resources that they need to aid them in decisions that will improve the health for all New Yorkers.

Legislative Education Day is an event where youth, tobacco control experts, and concerned community members head to Albany to provide education about the problem with tobacco that exists in our communities and that tobacco is still taking lives. There is a human cost and an economic burden to New Yorkers.