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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Buffalo Urban League Youth Introduce Video
“Stop Stalking Us”
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Buffalo, NY – “Stop Stalking Us,” a locally written and produced video was introduced today on the 37th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The video created by youth from the Buffalo Urban League (BUL), in collaboration with the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition and Erie Niagara Reality Check Program, is designed to educate Western New York young people about the impact of tobacco marketing practices in stores.
Rochester, N.Y. – The Rochester City Council unanimously passed new zoning rules Wednesday night, which will restrict new corner stores.
New stores will no longer be able to open within 500 feet of each other in residential areas. The sale of tobacco, alcohol and lottery tickets will be substantially curbed.
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.
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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Kids get smokers’ attention in shocking video
A new smoking cessation campaign is making waves in Thailand and around the world, spreading a powerful and effective message to quit smoking. Conducted by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the video features young children approaching smoking adults and asking for a light.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to help retailers comply with FDA tobacco regulations.
Tobacco product retailers are on the front lines of the effort to protect youth from tobacco. Retailers must comply with federal laws prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco to youth.
Most retailers inspected by FDA are in compliance with federal law—but some are still selling tobacco products to minors.
Everyone plays a role in protecting kids from tobacco use. Take the pledge to support responsible retailing today!
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.
Mother’s Day is one of the biggest holidays for sale of flowers and greeting cards, but the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition would urge families to establish a new tradition for the time honored event that celebrates all that mothers do for their families. Why not make it a Tobacco-Free Mother’s Day?
The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition congratulates the community of Haverstraw for its recent adoption of local law restricting tobacco product displays in stores. Published reports say the village is believed to be the first in the nation to adopt a local law restricting tobacco product displays in stores.