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Roswell Park receives funding for anti-smoking programs

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded three contracts from the state for regional tobacco control programs, with funding for the first year of the five-year contracts totaling $1.05 million.

Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara, previously called the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition, received $400,000 for its first year of funding and will continue to operate from offices at Roswell Park. Established in 1993, the organization supports adoption of policies around tobacco-free outdoor air and tobacco-free housing, and offers education regarding tobacco marketing by retailers.

Tobacco-Free Genesee Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming will operate with a $325,000 contract to fund its first year.

Tobacco-Free Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany also will provide services with a $325,000 contract.