• Sarah Robbins Guest Post: STTAC and E-Cigarettes

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    New York State is taking immediate action to combat the health consequences of e-cigarettes and flavored e-liquid products.

    With the recent flurry of news regarding tobacco control developments in New York State, the Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition (STTAC) would like to provide an update. STTAC continues to serve as a local New York State Tobacco Control resource and we are available for any questions.
    Facts and our thoughts on the recent NYS e-liquid ban can be found here.
    Click here for important information regarding menthol and mint flavors.
    Find key messages to help educate yourself and friends here.
    Get the Facts – Electronic Cigarettes and Similar Products – NYS Department of Health
    • Pulmonary Illness
    • Who is Using E-cigarettes and Why?
    • Nicotine is Addictive and Dangerous for Youth and Young Adults
    • E-cigarette Aerosol is Harmful
    • E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults is a Major Public Health Concern
    • What NYS is Doing to Protect Youth from Nicotine Addiction
    • E-Cigarettes are Not Proven to Help People Quit Smoking
    The Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition (STTAC) is a five-year, $1.6 million grant to support the prevention and reduction of tobacco use in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. The funding, “Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities”, was awarded to the Chemung County Health Department by the Tobacco Control Program within the New York State Department of Health. Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024, this award confirms the continuation of STTAC, which has been a program of the Health Department for over 20 years. With this funding, STTAC will continue to utilize community-based strategies and a strong youth leadership program to educate residents and policy makers within the tri-county region.
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