***TODAY***Galef Press Conference Today 12 Noon Ossining

For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Galef

June 14, 2013 (914) 941-1111



Galef Calls for Cigarette, Tobacco and Paraphernalia Legislation at State Level

State Bill Would Eliminate the Sale of Products related to the use of Tobacco from School Zones


Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be hosting a press conference Friday, June 14th to announce legislation that she plans on introducing in regard to the sale of cigarettes, tobacco and related smoking paraphernalia near school zones. The bill will provide a clear definition as to what is considered to be smoking paraphernalia. The press conference is being held directly across from Ossining High School, as an example of the distance and direct line of sight of a school from which the bill will ban cigarette and tobacco product sales. The goal is to ensure the health and safety of our state’s youth.


Sandy Galef (NY State Assemblywoman, Westchester/Putnam)

Catherine Borgia (Legislator, Westchester County)

Alice Joselow (Co-Chair and Coordinator, Ossining Communities that Care)

Josh Mandel (Principal, Ossining High School)

Gayle Marchica (President, Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce)

Maureen Kenney (Director) and Makeda James (POW’R Against Tobacco-American Lung Association of the Northeast)

Elaine Santos (Communities that Care Coalition Coordinator-Putnam County, NCADD-National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence)

Diane Moore (Youth Program Specialist-Reality Check, Putnam County Youth Bureau)

John Girolamo (Retired Detective Ossining Police, Prevention Specialist, BusterX Consulting Corporation)

Adriene Iasoni (Pegasus Program Coordinator, Putnam County Youth Bureau)

Judy Mezey (Assistant Director for Community Based Programs, Student Assistance Services)

Ross Beroff (Former Lung Ambassador for American Lung Association, graduating senior of Briarcliff High School)


Friday, June 14th, 12:00 PM


On the sidewalk adjacent to:

C&R Stationery

26 S Highland Ave

Ossining, NY 10562


Assemblywoman Galef’s District Office

Parking is available at 2 Church Street, around the corner from the location.


For any logistical information day of the press conference, from 11:30-12:30, please contact Dana Levenberg at 914-391-2303 (c) or office 914-941-1111.
Bazzo 06/14/13

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