1. Let’s Give the Bronx a Clean-Up

    Written by Bronx Reality Check Youth Engagement Manager Angela Hanson. One of the biggest stigmas I heard growing up in the Bronx was that my borough was not the cleanest. That stigma has persisted to this day, but regrettably, there have been more serious repercussions to deal with than only the stigma. Health disparities have […]

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  2. 2020: A Year in Review

    A Year of Progress… For many people around the world, 2020 was a very difficult year – New York City was no exception. Despite the life changing adjustments we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we continue to persevere. Here at NYC Smoke-Free, that means continuing to raise awareness of health disparities from the lens […]

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  3. #Winning

    Yeah ok, so we know it’s an old hashtag but it is no less true for the recent wins we have seen this month. Keep reading…

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  4. The Great Outdoors

    In a recent survey, we found that most New Yorkers, including a large number of smokers and e-cigarette users, favor policies that prohibit smoking and vaping. Click here for Health Briefing highlighting survey results.

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  5. NYC Pharmacies are Finally Tobacco-Free in 2019

    Written by Julia Cuthbertson, Community Engagement Manager, Brooklyn 2019 has started off as a Happy and Healthy New Year indeed!  As of January 1, pharmacies in New York City no longer sell tobacco products – this includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices. This new law is the last to be implemented from the package of tobacco control legislation […]

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  6. 3 Reasons Why All Movies Featuring Smoking Should be Rated R

    With the start of the summer blockbuster season right around the corner, it’s time to put the spotlight on an important yet overlooked fact: smoking is glamorized in movies to appeal to youth. Big Tobacco has a long history of leveraging movies to promote smoking and tobacco brands—using tactics such as product placement and celebrity […]

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  7. Tobacco-Free Outdoor Air: 5 Things to Know

    New York City has made great strides in protecting the health of city residents from the harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoke through enacting a number of laws that curb smoking outdoors. As a result, smoking rates are declining and a growing number of New Yorkers are being educated about the deadly effects of […]

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  8. 5 Things to Know about NYCHA’s New Policy

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a new regulation requiring all federally-funded public housing to be smoke-free by July 30, 2018. As a result, over 3,000 housing authorities across th country are taking steps to go smoke-free, including the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). To develop its smoke-free policy and ensure that it […]

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  9. Smoke-Free Protections on World No Tobacco Day

    NYCHA is Going Smoke-Free! Written by Vanessa Yvon, Queens Reality Check Youth Engagement Manager Established by the World Health Organization, WNTD has been observed annually on May 31st since 1987 worldwide. On this day advocates highlight the health effects and risks of tobacco use and exposure, as it remains the #1 cause of preventable death. In […]

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  10. Smoking Disclosure

    5 Things to Know About NYC’s New Law Updated July 20, 2018   The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published a guide explaining the purpose of Local Law 147 and offers recommendations on how to comply.  Disclosure of Policies on Smoking in Residential Buildings: What You Need to Know On August […]

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