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Tobacco Use including Vaping in Clinton County

 

Smoking rates in New York State have gone down but not in Clinton County. One out of every four adults in Clinton County smokes cigarettes. That’s more than double the New York State rate.

In addition, vaping, or use of an electronic device to inhale nicotine solutions or other substances, is on the rise - especially among youth. Nicotine is the addictive chemical found in cigarettes. Vape products are largely untested and are not regulated. The impacts on health from chemicals in e-cigarettes are not fully known but exposure to nicotine during adolescence can harm the developing brain.

What can be done to Protect Youth?

  • In 2019, New York State lawmakers raised the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco, including vape products, to 21. The legislation aims to protect young people from developing nicotine addiction. Almost all those who smoke start before the age of 21. In fact, smokers often go from experimentation to addiction between the ages of 18 and 21.

  • Local communities can enact zoning regulations that limit the place, time and manner in which tobacco products can be sold and advertised.

  • Smoke-free restaurants, housing, and outdoor spaces limit where tobacco products can be used. They protect against secondhand smoke and help smokers quit. More and more communities and businesses are enacting these policies.

  • Excise taxes raise the price of tobacco products making them more difficult to afford, especially for youth.

  • Other measures reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing. 

Want to get involved?

 To learn more about what’s happening in our community or to find out how you can get involved, contact the Clinton County Health Department’s Division of Health Planning and Promotion: 518-565-4993 or Tobacco Free CFE (Clinton, Franklin & Essex Counties) 518-570-7784

 

 

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CDC Information

NYSDOH Information

NYS Quitline

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Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department 
Health Planning & Promotion Division 
(518) 565-4993

ATUPA

 

 

MENU
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Tobacco Use including Vaping in Clinton County

 

Smoking rates in New York State have gone down but not in Clinton County. One out of every four adults in Clinton County smokes cigarettes. That’s more than double the New York State rate.

In addition, vaping, or use of an electronic device to inhale nicotine solutions or other substances, is on the rise - especially among youth. Nicotine is the addictive chemical found in cigarettes. Vape products are largely untested and are not regulated. The impacts on health from chemicals in e-cigarettes are not fully known but exposure to nicotine during adolescence can harm the developing brain.

What can be done to Protect Youth?

  • In 2019, New York State lawmakers raised the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco, including vape products, to 21. The legislation aims to protect young people from developing nicotine addiction. Almost all those who smoke start before the age of 21. In fact, smokers often go from experimentation to addiction between the ages of 18 and 21.

  • Local communities can enact zoning regulations that limit the place, time and manner in which tobacco products can be sold and advertised.

  • Smoke-free restaurants, housing, and outdoor spaces limit where tobacco products can be used. They protect against secondhand smoke and help smokers quit. More and more communities and businesses are enacting these policies.

  • Excise taxes raise the price of tobacco products making them more difficult to afford, especially for youth.

  • Other measures reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing. 

Want to get involved?

 To learn more about what’s happening in our community or to find out how you can get involved, contact the Clinton County Health Department’s Division of Health Planning and Promotion: 518-565-4993 or Tobacco Free CFE (Clinton, Franklin & Essex Counties) 518-570-7784

 

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

CDC Information

NYSDOH Information

NYS Quitline

Reality Check of NY

The Truth

Clear the Air


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department 
Health Planning & Promotion Division 
(518) 565-4993

ATUPA