Tobacco-Free Outdoor Spaces
Originally broadcast July 21, 2011
Ellen Reinhard, Director
Tobacco Free Action Coalition - Ulster County
Sheelah A. Feinberg, Executive Director
New York City Coalition for a Smoke-free City
All of the NYS Tobacco Control Program funded Community Partnerships work with municipalities to adopt tobacco-free outdoor policies. The number of municipalities adopting such policies is growing rapidly across New York State; over 280 policies to date. The Community Partnership in Ulster County, Tobacco Free Action Coalition (TFAC), has successfully worked with the County of Ulster and 18 of Ulster’s 24 municipalities as they have adopted tobacco-free outdoor air policies or local laws. Preceding the recent passage of a New York City law restricting smoking in city parks, beaches, public plazas and boardwalks, the New York City Coalition for a Smoke-Free City was instrumental in educating community members and elected officials about the benefits of tobacco-free outdoor air policies. Today’s speakers will talk about the benefits and implementation of tobacco-free outdoor policies.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of smoke/tobacco free outdoor policies.
- List examples of NYS successful smoke/tobacco free outdoor spaces.
- Recognize the benefits of smoke/tobacco free outdoor spaces.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-270; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits are available until July 2014.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.