Regional Erie - Tobacco Free WNY

Tobacco-Free Roswell Park

At Tobacco-Free Roswell Park, we base all our awareness building, educational materials, advocacy – as well as lobbying efforts with stakeholders — on scientific evidence and proven information.

Initial program goals will include:

  • Cigarette filters and their environmental impact
  • Raising prices on tobacco
  • Tobacco tax avoidance
  • Teen vaping intervention and cessation
  • Tobacco use in the LGBTQ community
EN News
Apr
30

339,716. That’s how many cigarette butts were collected in the Great Lakes Basin (including our very own Lake Erie) in volunteer cleanups in  2019. Add 44,822 cigar tips plus 1,868 other tobacco product related waste (think discarded vape pens) and you get the number one form of litter found in the Great Lakes.  You also … READ MORE

Nov
19

Today, with immeasurable sadness, we mourn the loss of a true trailblazer and pioneer of tobacco control and healthier living, Phil Haberstro. Team members past and present gathered virtually to share their reflections: “Phil is one of those unsung heroes of the early, formative efforts that shaped how we do tobacco control today.” – Andy … READ MORE

Dec
31

We can’t move into 2020 without a look back on 2019. In this post, we share the comprehensive perspective of our acclaimed leader, Dr. Andrew Hyland. As head of the tobacco control programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, and researcher who has spent 25 years working … READ MORE

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