Parks, playgrounds, beaches and other recreational areas should be places that people can go to enjoy the outdoors, breathe fresh air and exercise. They should not have to be exposed to secondhand smoke. Another public health concern is tobacco litter which is hazardous to children and wildlife. Over 470 municipalities throughout the state have implemented such policies which are listed on TobaccoFreeNYS.org.
TAC is educating local municipalities about the benefits of adopting tobacco use regulations and available to provide free technical assistance to create policies and signage to support with implementation of policies.
View statewide media campaigns and learn more at TobaccoFreeNYS.org
Learn more about secondhand smoke on the Research Page