The New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control (BTC)

The New York State Department of Health pictures a tobacco-free society for all New Yorkers. The Bureau of Tobacco Control administers the state’s Tobacco Control Program (TCP) to reduce disease, disability and death related to tobacco usage and pre-owned smoke exposure, and to reduce the social and economic problems brought on by tobacco use. TCP uses an evidence-based, policy-driven and affordable method to decrease tobacco initiation by youth, encourage adult cigarette smokers to quit and remove direct exposure to pre-owned smoke.

Because TCP’s beginning in 2000, the program has efficiently implemented a strong clean indoor air law, kept the highest state tobacco taxes in the nation to keep the price of tobacco high, highly implemented laws that restrict minors’ access to tobacco and increased access to efficient cessation services.

Due to the fact that of TCP’s efforts and actions, youth and adult smoking cigarettes rates in NYS are at historically low levels that are decreasing at rates that surpass nationwide rates of decrease.

What TCP Does

TCP’s Top priority Areas

Community Programs

Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities

A network of regional professionals works to alter the neighborhood environment to support New York State’s tobacco-free standard. Each contract includes a neighborhood engagement element and a youth action component (branded as Truth Inspect). Professionals work to:

  • Minimize the negative impact of tobacco product marketing and rate promos on youth and adults at the point of sale.
  • Increase the number of regional laws and voluntary policies that prohibit tobacco usage in outside areas.
  • Reduction secondhand smoke direct exposure in multiunit housing, with an emphasis on policies that safeguard the health of low-income citizens.
  • Promote policies that lower tobacco usage imagery in youth-rated motion pictures, and on the Web and social networks.

Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New York

A network of specialists, covering all New york city State counties, work with healthcare systems to enhance the reach and shipment of evidence-based tobacco reliance treatment to all New Yorkers who smoke or utilize other tobacco products. The contractors deal with medical facilities, neighborhood university hospital, federally qualified health centers, and psychological health and behavioral health service companies, with a concentrate on agencies and organizations that serve individuals with low education, low earnings or mental illness.

Health Communications

Paid media campaigns are an essential element of New york city’s comprehensive Tobacco Control Program (TCP). The TCP strategically puts marketing on tv, social networks, radio, signboards and in print to reach New Yorkers in every corner of the state.

Repeated research studies show that hard-hitting and graphic marketing campaign that properly depict the unfavorable effects of smoking dramatically lower smoking cigarettes initiation by youth, motivate adult smokers to make stop efforts, boost calls to health care service providers and to the New York City State Cigarette Smokers’ Quitline for quit support and decrease regression among previous smokers. For additional information about the efficiency of evocative media projects, please see NYS StatShot or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Often Asked Questions about the Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) media project.

Contractors moneyed by the Department of Health also participate in activities that gather earned media (totally free coverage) by tv and radio stations, in newspapers and newsletters, and on social media.

The TCP also uses countermarketing to expose the tobacco market’s manipulative and deceptive marketing practices and to minimize the frequency of tobacco use. Research study reveals that tobacco countermarketing campaigns suppress cigarette smoking initiation in youth and promote smoking cessation in grownups.

The New York City State Smokers’ Quitline

New york city State works to alter the environment in which New Yorkers live, discover, work and play, with the goal of inspiring tobacco users to stop. While many users stop on their own, for those who want or require aid, reliable services and treatments are offered.

The New York State Cigarette Smokers’ Quitline

Provides complimentary, confidential services that consist of info, tools, gave up training and assistance in English and Spanish. Supplies FREE starter packages of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches to qualified New Yorkers. The Quitline likewise deals with employers, health plans and healthcare suppliers to make sure New York tobacco users have access to reliable cessation treatments. To find out more:

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

An internal surveillance and assessment group and a contracted independent critic support the TCP. Continuous security and assessment activities monitor program development and impact and ensure that the State is investing resources wisely, making progress toward defined goals and undertaking program enhancements as required.