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Check out our September/October newsletter!

Our most recent newsletter contains updates on the vaping conversation in NYS, new tobacco-free spaces, and the Great American Smokeout, coming up on November 21st. You can also read about the group, Our Town Rocks, improving areas in Yates County. Click here to read the newsletter.
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NYSDOH Releases New Tobacco Use Brief

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control, released a new brief with information on adult tobacco use in New York State. Data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Key Findings: The adult smoking rate in NYS is 14.1%Adult smoking has dropped 22% between 2011 and 2017, but has remained…
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New York State Passes Tobacco 21

New York State has now joined a handful of other states in raising the age to purchase both tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to twenty-one. Governor Cuomo signed the bill on on 7/16, and it will take effect 120 days after being signed. The average age of a new smoker in NY is 13, and…
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