Tobacco Action Coalition of Onondaga County

Engaging and educating elected officials, community organizations, corporate decision makers and community members in Onondaga County to envision a tobacco-free society.

Christopher Owens – Director, CNY Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph’s Health

The Tobacco Action Coalition of Onondaga County (TACO) engages and educates elected officials, community organizations, corporate decision makers and community members in Onondaga County to envision a tobacco-free society. We work to change the social norms, to decrease the social acceptability and to reduce the burden of tobacco usage in our community. The coalition focuses efforts to reach the following goals:

  • Prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
  • Reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing in stores
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Create greater access to tobacco-free outdoor air spaces and living
  • Promote education and cessation from tobacco use
  • Contribute to the science of tobacco control

TACO Members include:

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Crouse Hospital

CNY Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph’s Health

American Heart Association

American Cancer Society

St. Joseph’s Health Foundation

HealtheConnections

Prevention Network

Tobacco Free Network of CNY

Onondaga County Health Department

Syracuse University

TCI Syracuse

Community Members

National Guard

Tobacco 21 – Learn more about Tobacco 21

Interested in working with TCI?

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