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  • In the News: Coalition has a vision for smoke-free housing and less cigarette advertising targeting kids

    Editor July 1st

    The bad effect of cigarette smoking has driven many groups to advocate for a smoke free New York.  The NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City works in all five boroughs.  Each year, tobacco companies spend billions of dollars targeting and influencing minorities with advertisements.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2024 “cigarette companies spent $8.37 billion on advertising and promotional expenses in the United States alone, up from $8.05 billion in 2024.” To find out more click here.

    The NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City is fighting to reduce young children’s exposure to tobacco marketing.  The coalition has joined community members and health advocates to raise awareness about tobacco. 

    Cigarette smoking not only affects smokers. It also affects those around them.  As a result, the coalition is hoping to increase the number of public places where people are not able to smoke.  It is also trying to increase the number of apartment buildings and condos that are completely smoke-free.
    Facts about residential smoke:


    • Secondhand smoke can travel between apartments and floors


    • Smoke travels  everywhere-- In many buildings 65 percent of the air is shared amongst the residents

    Secondhand smoke leads to the following health issues for children:

    1. Lung cancer
    2. Asthma, bronchitis, and Pneumonia
    3. Heart problems

    To learn more click here. The coalition is working hard to achieve its goal.  As a result, it is working with law makers to help create policies.  Find out more here.

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