New York State (NYS) Tobacco Control Partners and youth supporters were at the Capitol February 6, 2018 focusing not only on their successes, but on the unmet needs in tobacco control efforts around the state, particularly among highest need communities. Throughout New York, 33.7% of those with mental illness, 27.5% with less than a high school education and 26.8% who earn less than $15,000 a year smoke cigarettes. “We celebrate the adult smoking rate dropping to an all-time
On November 16, 2017, the Village of Dryden joined more than 450 municipalities in New York State that have passed regulations restricting tobacco use in outdoor recreational areas - each of which demonstrates a healthy, tobacco-free community norm, especially for youth.
Boys from the William George Agency had an important role in bringing the smoking policy back to the forefront. In late fall 2016, Reality Check began working with boys in one of the cottages - learning sta
The Tobacco Free Zone & Reality Check Programs of Cortland, Tompkins & Chenango Counties, and our colleagues from across NYS, are drawing awareness to the problem of tobacco industry store marketing and its impact on youth tobacco use & perceptions of tobacco use. Because tobacco marketing is a proven cause of youth smoking, October 13th has been designated Seen Enough Tobacco Day statewide. Reality Check of New York youth will host local events across New York State to help
(Cortland, NY July 21, 2017) Cortland Junior Senior High School Senior Katherine Couture and Junior Kelsey Gibbons and Norwich High School Junior Steven King and Sophomore Morgan Burdick, local leaders in the statewide fight to protect future generations from the death and disease of tobacco use, have just returned from the annual Reality Check of New York Youth Summit at Cazenovia College in Central New York. Along with 150 other youth from around the state, they made plans