NYC Smoke-Free and St. Francis College Celebrate “Great American Smokeout," the 11th Annual Conversation on Tobacco Use at the Brooklyn Heights Institution

11/16/2017 | Press Release
 
As part of the Great American Smokeout (GASO), NYC Smoke-Free collaborated with St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to encourage smokers on campus and in the larger community to quit for one day and to raise awareness of the importance of smoke-free protections in creating environments where quit attempts are more likely to be successful.

SBH to Mark Great American Smoke Out with Powerful Student Video on Smoking Message

11/16/2017 | Media Alert
 
In recognition of The Great American Smokeout, which annually challenges smokers to stop using tobacco and helps people learn about the tools that can help them quit, SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital) in the Bronx will launch a powerful student-created tobacco PSA video that looks at tobacco companies targeting of the African-American youth community.

NYC Smoke-Free and Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Host Great American Smokeout Event

11/15/2017 | Press Release
 
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, challenging one another to stop using tobacco and raise awareness about the many tools available to help them quit for good.

Bayside Smokefree Housing Alliance

10/26/2017 | Press Release
 
Residents living in Bay Terrace and Bayside apartment buildings have founded the Bayside Smokefree Housing Alliance, an advocacy organization to educate and inform apartment building landlords (including co-ops and condos), property managers and residents on the health, safety, legal and financial advantages of living in and operating a building with a smokefree apartment policy.

Friday, October 13th Declared “Seen Enough Tobacco Day” in the Bronx

10/16/2017 | Press Release
 
Students in the Bronx and across New York State declared this past Friday, October 13, 2017 as the inaugural “Seen Enough Tobacco Day, a day to urge New Yorkers to protect young people from the billions of dollars of tobacco promotions in places where they and other youth can see and be influenced by them.

NYC Smoke-Free Forum on the Hazards of Menthol in Our Communities

6/22/2017 | Press Release
 
Today NYC Smoke-Free, a program of Public Health Solutions, hosted a forum titled The Truth about Menthol: A Hazard in our Communities, in the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, to discuss menthol tobacco products and their devastating effects on communities of color, youth, women and other vulnerable populations.

Neighborhood Pharmacy Group Ends Sale of Tobacco Products

6/21/2017 | Press Release
 
MedAid Pharmacy Group, a collective of five neighborhood pharmacies located in Brooklyn and Queens, has made a commitment to end the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in all  of their locations.

Public Health Solutions’s NYC Smoke-Free Program Hosts World No Tobacco Day with Reality Check Students at Academy of Mt. St. Ursula

5/30/2017 | Press Release
 
On May 31, 2017, Academy of Mt St Ursula student leaders from NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions will be hosting a World No Tobacco Day event. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), is held annually on May 31 and brings together people around the world to stand up against big tobacco.

NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions Sponsors Painting and Advocacy at AMSU

3/22/2017 | Press Release
 
On Wednesday, March 15, Reality Check, a student led program along with AMSU Alumna, Vonetta Dudley '00, MA, CHES, Bronx Reality Check student coordinator for NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions, hosted an event honoring Kick Butts Day, an international day of action against tobacco.

NYS Tobacco Control Program Saves Lives, and Money

2/7/2017 | Press Release
 
New York State (NYS) Tobacco Control Programs (TCP) have been proven to reduce youth smoking and help current smokers quit, which saves lives and millions of state tax dollars. However, higher rates of smoking persist among individuals with less than a high school education (22.4%), income less than $25,000 a year (22.2%) and those with poor mental health (27.2%).

Public Health Solutions’ NYC Smoke-Free Program and Local Bronx Students Meet with State Lawmakers about Tobacco

2/7/2017 | Press Release
 
New York State (NYS) Tobacco Control Programs (TCP) have been proven to reduce youth smoking and help current smokers quit, which saves lives and millions of state tax dollars. However, higher rates of smoking persist among individuals with less than a high school education (22.4%), income less than $25,000 a year (22.2%) and those with poor mental health (27.2%).

Public Health Solutions’ NYC Smoke-Free Program and Local Queens Students Meet with State Lawmakers about Tobacco

2/7/2017 | Press Release
 
New York State (NYS) Tobacco Control Programs (TCP) have been proven to reduce youth smoking and help current smokers quit, which saves lives and millions of state tax dollars. However, higher rates of smoking persist among individuals with less than a high school education (22.4%), income less than $25,000 a year (22.2%) and those with poor mental health (27.2%).

Northwell Health, NYC Smoke-Free Assist North Shore Towers in Becoming NY’s Largest Private Coop to Go Smoke-Free

12/19/2016 | Press Release
 
Cigarettes have been extinguished forever at North Shore Towers and Country Club after shareholders of the 1,844-unit Queens cooperative voted overwhelmingly to protect residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke by prohibiting lighting up in any of the residential buildings on the 110-acre property.

NYC Smoke-Free and St. Francis College Celebrate “Great American Smokeout," the 10th Annual Conversation on Tobacco Use at the Brooklyn Heights Institution

11/17/2016 | Press Release
 
As part of the Great American Smokeout (GASO), NYC Smoke-Free collaborated with St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to encourage smokers on campus and in the larger community to quit for one day and to raise awareness of the importance of smoke-free protections in creating environments where quit attempts are more likely to be successful.

Bronx Teens Attend Statewide Tobacco Control Youth Summit and Take Action to Create Change in Their Communities

7/16/2016 | Press Release
 
Members of the New York State youth movement, Reality Check, recently came together at Cazenovia College for the annual Youth Summit. This year the Youth Summit was an opportunity for youth to develop and use the personal skills and talents they possess to help shape the statewide movement toward a tobacco-free generation.

NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions Sponsors World No Tobacco Day at AMSU

5/25/2016 | Press Release
 
On May 31, 2016, AMSU student leaders from NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions will be hosting a World No Tobacco Day event.

Bronx Community Leader Honored for Helping to Reduce Local Smoking Rates as Part of Global "World No Tobacco Day" Celebration by NYC Smoke-Free

5/6/2016 | Media Alert
 
NYC’s leading tobacco control advocacy nonprofit, NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions, will honor Frances Maturo of the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership for leadership in helping to lower smoking rates in the Pelham-Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.

UCHC Becomes an Official TFO Organization and Urges Bronx Residents To “Quit Like A Champion”

11/19/2015 | Press Release
 
As the nation celebrates the Great American Smokeout this week and Thanksgiving next Thursday, Bronx residents can be thankful that Union Community Health Center (UCHC) is implementing a Tobacco Free Outdoor Policy which will benefit patients, staff and all who visit the Health Center.

NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions Sponsors Kick Butts Day at AMSU

3/17/2015 | Press Release
 
On March 23, 2016, AMSU student leaders from NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions will be hosting a Kicks Butts Day event during the school assembly. Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.