CSS is proud to be part of the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City, a health advocacy group that works to increase awareness of tobacco control issues among community members and policy makers. Partnering with the community, legislators, and health advocates, the Coalition supports neighborhood-based efforts for effective and long term change throughout NYC.
Approximately 14 percent of adults and 7 percent of teens in New York City still smoke, and more than 200,000 children continue to be subjected to secondhand smoke at home each year. Further, tobacco use and its negative health effects disproportionately impact low-income communities.
CSS has been working with the Coalition on a number of tobacco cessation initiatives since 2010, and looks forward to continuing this partnership in the future.
 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. New York City Community Health Survey 2010.