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

Seen Enough Menthol

SET DAY 2020 By: Vonetta Dudley, Bronx Reality Check Manager On Tuesday October 13th, New York State celebrated Seen Enough Tobacco 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