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 Read More

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Like A Champ

Ryan Newman Nassau Community College Men’s Wrestling 2020 “I got my father to quit smoking,” said an overjoyed Reality Check teen Ryan Read More

Summertime Grind

Summer 2022 By: Edric Robinson, Brooklyn Reality Check Manager SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIME… YOUTH ADVOCATES KICK BUTTS TO Read More

Borough Spotlight: Staten Island

Staten Island is New York City’s third largest (by land area) borough and yet has the smallest population – about 476,000 residents. Read More
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Business Insider: OpEd, Tobacco Industry Reckoning for Black Lives Read More

Bronx Net: Open BX RX – Interview with PHS President/CEO, Lisa David Read More

Press Release: 94% of Public Schools in New York City Are Within 1,000 Feet of Tobacco Retailers

Easy Access to Tobacco, Availability of Kid-Friendly Flavored Products Increase Risk of Youth Nicotine Addiction WASHINGTON, D.C. Read More

New York Amsterdam News: The Fight Against Menthol

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Lunch & Learn: Keep the Faith & Keep it Smoke-Free

July 14, 2021
Keep the Faith and Keep it Smoke-Free! We are kicking of our new Summer Lunch & Learn Series with a focus on Tobacco-Free Outdoor Air Toxic secondhand smoke is a mixture of smoke from burning tobacco products and smoke that is Read More

Virtual Info Session: Making Your Building Smoke-Free

October 20, 2021
Providing assistance to landlords to make their buildings smoke-free is what we do. Smoke-free multi-unit housing is now an established and Read More