Cara Zampi (CCE Educator), Assemblyman Friend, and Sharon Fischer (Broome Health Dept.)

Cara Zampi (CCE Educator), Assemblyman Friend, and Sharon Fischer (Broome Health Dept.)

Newark Valley Days is now officially a Tobacco Free event!

Newark Valley Days is now officially a Tobacco Free event!

Cara, Sharon, & Marissa at the National Tobacco Conference in Austin, Texas 2017

Cara, Sharon, & Marissa at the National Tobacco Conference in Austin, Texas 2017

Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga

In Tioga County and across New York State this program is changing the community environment to support New York State's tobacco-free norms.

OUR GOALS:

  • Reduce the negative impact of tobacco product marketing and price promotions on youth and adults at the point of sale
  • Increase the number of local laws and voluntary policies that prohibit tobacco use in outdoor areas
  • Decrease secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit housing, with an emphasis on policies that protect the health of low-income residents
  • Promote policies that reduce tobacco use imagery in youth-rated movies, on the Internet and social media 

Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga Coalition Members

Tobacco Free Policies Signed in Tioga County:

  • Candor—Iron Kettle Farm (TF Grounds Policy signed on 10/18)
  • Spencer—Nichols Park (TF Park Policy signed on 8/1)
  • Newark Valley Historical Society—Newark Valley Days (TF Event Policy signed on 8/8)
  • Newark Valley—Stoughton Farm (TF Grounds Policy signed on 8/26)
  • Spencer Chamber of Commerce— Annual Spencer Picnic (TF Event Policy signed on 7/11)

Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley attracts about 10,000 visitors each year and they are entering their 12 th season of fall attractions, which includes a corn maze. Since they have so many visitors, Tobacco Free felt it was important for them to adopt a tobacco free grounds policy. Sharon Fischer and Cara Zampi met with Tim Stoughton on 8/26 and educated him on the importance of TF outdoor policies. He decided to sign the TF grounds policy for his farm to protect adult and children visitors from second hand smoke. Free signage and technical assistance was provided for the farm by the Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga Program.

Contact

Lisa Weston-Bialy
Association Community Educator - Youth Employment
lw345@cornell.edu
607-687-4020 ext 317

Last updated April 5, 2017