Empowering Communities: Take Down Tobacco Day Awareness Event at Oakdale Commons

(BINGHAMTON, NY) – According to 2023 Broome County Prevention Needs Assessment data, just over 10% of Broome County youth have used a vape in the past 30 days. This troubling statistic underscores the harmful tactics employed by tobacco companies, who entice our youth with sleek designs and irresistible flavors. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has an annual anti-tobacco awareness day called “Take Down Tobacco Day.” Each year, Take Down Tobacco Day is an opportunity for youth and community members to call for action that the tobacco industry discontinues marketing products to young people and eliminate the sale of flavored vapes, which are illegal in NYS.

Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga, alongside the Reality Check Youth Program, are excited to host a Take Down Tobacco Day Event on April 1st at the Oakdale Commons. Through thought-provoking visual displays like "Air out Tobacco’s Dirty Laundry," we'll unveil the truth behind the tobacco industry's manipulative tactics, shining a spotlight on their relentless pursuit to addict new young customers.

Whether you're a concerned citizen, a parent, or a community leader, join us and learn how you can make a difference. For more information on how to get involved, please contact us via email at tobaccofreebroometioga@gmail.com or by phone at 607-778-2885.

For those struggling to break free from tobacco addiction, support is readily available. Contact your doctor for assistance with quitting or reach out to the New York State Smokers’ Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS or visit www.nysmokefree.com for guidance and support.

Let’s unite, educate, and empower our communities to Take Down Tobacco together.

Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga and Reality Check are funded partners of the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control.  The Bureau of Tobacco Control implements evidence-based and promising strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use and envisions a tobacco-free society for all New Yorkers. For more information, visit www.tobaccofreenys.com

Publish Date
March 28, 2024