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Tobacco

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, heroine, crack, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined.

DO YOU WANT TO QUIT SMOKING?

New York State has created a Smoker's Quitline.  To learn more about all that the State has to offer to help you quit smoking, click HERE.  Also, to support you in your effort to quit smoking, NYS has an online community site. To check out the Online Community Site click HERE.  Finally, another service that NYS offers is NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy).  To go to the website to sign up for the NRT program, click HERE.

Kids & Tobacco

The law aimed at preventing children from getting access to tobacco is the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA).  To learn more about the ATUPA program, click HERE.

Youth Can Get Involved! ...

Reality Check (RC) is the youth action component of the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control Program, and has been in existence since 2001. For the past thirteen years, youth ages 13-18 from all over New York have worked hard to educate their peers, parents, legislators, community members and key decision makers on the tobacco industry�s manipulative marketing practices and how they target youth to become replacement smokers.

The teens of Reality Check have worked on numerous initiatives over the years. Reality Check was instrumental in getting tobacco ads out of certain magazines that are sent to schools and read by youth. We are working with national leaders and other states to get smoking out of youth rated films. Currently, we are also working to eliminate the influence the industry has in retail stores. Reality Check has also had great success in working with parks and other outdoor spaces, getting them to adopt policies to become smoke-free.

Indoor Smoking Laws

For more information on the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, click HERE. 

Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership

The Chemung County Health Department is the lead agency for the Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership (STTAC).

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103 Washington Street
Elmira, NY

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