Smoke Free Is In The House

Our Erie-Niagara team recently hosted a smoke-free housing forum at Niagara County Community College. Our colleagues from the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health and the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods program joined us in educating, mobilizing and making change. It was great to see a crowd of 50+ concerned, landlords, property management companies and community … Continued

Earth Day Reminder: Cigarettes Kill and Pollute

We’re feeling the Earth Day love today. Of course, we can’t let the day get away without saying that cigarettes are not only the number one cause of preventable death on Mother Earth. They’re the number one cause of litter on our planet. Not to mention a major cause of air and water pollution. Let’s being … Continued

Time for Tobacco-Free Parks

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo in New York State these past few years about decisions to create tobacco-free parks and recreational areas in local communities. In the GLOW region (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties), we’re working with local health officials, community leaders and citizens to encourage a tobacco-free policy for Genesee & Orleans County parks and municipal … Continued

7 Things To Know About Tobacco Smoke Pollution

This list was condensed from an address given by Dr. Mark Travers, Assistant Professor of Oncology of Health Behavior and the Director of Air Pollution Exposure Research Lab at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. With 13+ years of experience in evaluating the effectiveness of smoke-free air policies worldwide, he delivered this perspective to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority … Continued