The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition was established in 1993.
The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition established as a result of a collaboration of health and service agencies interested in reducing the risk of cancer, heart, lung and other tobacco-related diseases in Erie and Niagara Counties by decreasing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Coalition conducts activities to educate the public about the health risks of tobacco use; compiles and disseminates the resources and information on tobacco and health, educates the public about the benefits and limitations of public policies that impact tobacco use; provides training to health professionals; teachers and human service personnel; operates a speakerís bureau; sponsors public information campaigns and provides funding to schools and youth organizations for prevention programming. Today, over 30 health and service agencies are members of the Coalition.
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition is to reduce the risk of cancer, heart, lung and other tobacco-related diseases in Erie and Niagara Counties by reducing tobacco use in these counties and reducing the exposure of all residents to secondhand smoke.