Reducing the number of stores that sell tobacco makes prevention and cessation efforts more effective by decreasing social acceptability and changing the norm. Community Partnerships are working with pharmacies and grocery stores to stop selling tobacco products. Please join us. Sign our petition and take a stand to eliminate tobacco products from being sold in pharmacies across New York State!
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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle editorial board says, “Use more cigarettte tax funds to fight tobacco-related deaths”
Click here to read the editorial: http://tinyurl.com/ak9xo7l
The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition is raising awareness during this Halloween season, calling attention to the tactics used by the tobacco industry. Area young people are tricked into smoking for the promised treat of being cool or glamorous, but left with a nicotine addiction and ill health that haunts many for a lifetime.
The 2012 U.S. Surgeon General’s report, Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults, concluded that tobacco industry marketing causes youth tobacco use. Research shows that kids see and respond to tobacco marketing messages in stores that adults don’t notice. The result of all this marketing is more than 22,000 New York State (NYS) kids under the age of 18 become new daily smokers each year.
The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.
Some of the nation’s largest tobacco companies sued to block the mandate,…. arguing that the proposed warnings went beyond factual information into anti-smoking advocacy. The government argued the photos of dead and diseased smokers are factual.
The nine graphic warnings proposed by the FDA include color images of a man exhaling cigarette smoke through a tracheotomy hole in his throat, and a plume of cigarette smoke enveloping an infant receiving a mother’s kiss. These are accompanied by language that says smoking causes cancer and can harm fetuses. The warnings were to cover the entire top half of cigarette packs, front and back, and include the phone number for a stop-smoking hotline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Tobacco companies increasingly rely on their packaging to build brand loyalty and grab consumers — one of the few advertising levers left to them after the government curbed their presence in magazines, billboards and TV.
Associated Press reports on a new study that shows low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes, a finding that led a smokers’ rights advocate to say it proves high taxes are regressive and ineffective. The American Cancer Society said the study by RTI’s Public Health Policy Research Program using state data shows a need to help more poor New Yorkers quit smoking or never start.
National news coverage of an international survey of tobacco use in three billion individuals authored by UB Professor, Dr. Gary Giovino.
The study published by the prestigious journal, The Lancet, demonstrates the need for policy change in low- and middle-income countries.
Representing the Erie Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition and the WNY–North Tobacco Cessation Center, Jenna Brinkworth and Shannon Waddell are featured in this photo with NYS Senator Michael Ranzenhofer.
On August 4, they joined more than 80 organizations at the Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center in one of the largest events of its kind in Western New York, offering vital information about tobacco control and cessation services.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) became tobacco free on Independence Day. As of July 4, tobacco was prohibited both indoors and outdoors across the entire 120 acre campus.
The BNMC is committed to creating healthy communities by reducing the burden of tobacco use and diseases caused by tobacco.
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Parks and playgrounds should be a place to exercise, play and enjoy the outdoors without enduring someone’s tobacco smoke and litter.
Erie County Parks now provides a safer, more appealing environment for outdoor recreation.
Links to the news stories are below.
Landlords looking to make their properties smoke-free can get help from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Smoke-free tool kits provide residents and landlords with educational materials, organizing tools, public health notices and resources on how to create healthier housing by reducing secondhand smoke exposure. Download the tool kit.
Landlords, property managers and health advocates are invited to a free breakfast meeting to discuss smoke-free multi-unit housing. The event, hosted by the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition, will be held at 8:15 am on Thursday, June 21 at the Zebro Conference Room, 690 Virginia Street on the campus of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 14203.
Guest Speaker, Sarah Mayberry, Director of Breathe Easy of Maine has had tremendous success working with the Maine Housing Authority and many others in going smoke-free.
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do. It is also a great time for dads to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use.
Have you seen the New York State Reality Check video, “If Walls Could Talk?”
The video clearly shows what children see when they look at the tobacco power walls in stores.
This cartoon video is right on message. Watch it now.
Mayor Bloomberg proposed legislation that would require property owners to disclose whether smoking is permitted in their building’s apartment units. Learn more.
Today is World No Tobacco Day. Here is what is happening.
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to become tobacco-free. Read more.
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein today joined in a worldwide effort to draw attention to the health risks of tobacco use. Read more.
Walden Galleria declares all of its properties, both inside and outside, to be tobacco free. Watch the story on WIVB-TV.
It is only a matter of time before Erie County parks are declared smoke- free.
Buffalo News: Smokers could soon be discouraged from lighting up at Erie County’s parks, playgrounds and beaches.
But whether that will mean a formal ban on smoking in the parks is still up in the air.
The County Legislature on Thursday formally asked Health Commissioner Gale R. Burstein to prepare a plan within 30 days to enact new rules “to achieve a smoke-free environment throughout the Erie County Parks system.”
Western New York landlords are invited to a housing summit to discuss the benefits of smoke-free multi-unit housing at 8:15 am on Thursday, June 21 at the Zebro Conference Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 690 Virginia.
Learn what regional and national housing experts have to say.
For information about reserving your seat, click here.
Join us on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 as B.U.I.L.D. of Buffalo hosts its 18th annual convention. Community leaders will be setting the agenda for a healthier community. It all happens at 9 am on Friday at 118 E Utica in Buffalo, NY.
Have you seen the compelling video from the United Kingdom’s Cancer Research UK? The video demonstrates clearly how tobacco package advertising appeals to young people.
The toll of tobacco use touches friends, family and loved ones. A letter to the editor published by Albany Times Union speaks volumes.