Petition for Alcohol Ad-Free Transit in NYC

July 9, 2015

The momentum continues to build as Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit (BAAFT) and its many partners advance the campaign to ban alcohol ads on subways, buses, and stations in New York City. The growing evidence clearly shows: more exposure to alcohol ads means earlier and more drinking among youth. Hundreds of thousands of school children in NYC ride buses and subways each day, and 674,000 students receive MetroCards each year, exposing youth to higher levels of alcohol advertising. 

City leaders play a pivotal role in making trips to and from school a healthier experience, free from alcohol ads.The BAAFT petition calls on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray to join the demand for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to remove alcohol advertising from NYC public transit. The Mayor and First Lady should continue the NYC legacy of urban public health by joining BAAFT and its 140+ partners in this campaign to protect young people's health and safety.

To join the BAAFT campaign, sign, share, and retweet the petition.