April
17

Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips to Tobacco-Free Living

Spring breathes new life into the world around us. This spring (if you call 32 degrees spring!?), we suggest you take full advantage of new life and make a clean break from tobacco exposure. Here are 5 spring-cleaning tips that will allow you, your children, your neighbors, and the entire community, breathe the freshest air … Continued
March
27

Kicking Butts, Seizing Control

In the midst of a sunny, yet cool St. Patrick’s Day on March 17,  50+ youth activists savored the mist of the mighty Niagara Falls to speak out about  the billions of dollars of tobacco promotions in places where they and other youth can see and be influenced by them. Besides Kicking Butts ( to bring attention … Continued
December
21

Ho, Ho, Oh NO: Holiday Flavored Vape Juice

The 12 Days of Christmas are nearly upon us. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes and e-liquids are celebrating the season by giving their true loves holiday-flavored vape juice. Although the partridge in the pear tree would rather not breathe in the harmful chemicals of secondhand vapor, we bring you five golden flavors being promoted (with company descriptors … Continued
September
28

Seen Enough Tobacco Action Day: Depew High School

On Friday, October 13 beginning at 2:00 p.m., Reality Check students are taking a stand for Seen Enough Tobacco Action Day. They’ve seen enough: Bright colorful marketing messages in stores where kids shop; 72% of tobacco retail outlets in Depew are located within 1 mile of a school. Tobacco industry tactics; In New York State, … Continued
September
18

City Parks in Tonawanda: Now Tobacco Free

Thanks to a little (strike that–BIG) help from our friends at New Life Christian School, residents and visitors will enjoy a breath of fresh air in city parks. As of August 29, five parks, nine playgrounds, four sports and recreation areas, five miles of walking and bike trails, docking facilities and one band shell are … Continued
August
10

A Tobacco-Free Taste of the Fair

It’s Erie County Fair time, folks. Time to enjoy all the sounds, sights and tastes of the one of the largest county fairs in America. Good news…now you can enjoy all the culinary concoctions served up in the comfort and safety of a smoke-free dining area. Our team was on the scene this morning getting a … Continued
August
2

Youth Summit Up for Tobacco-Free Generations

Nothing says summer like the Reality Check Youth Summit. The impact will continue well into fall, winter and spring as our youth take action against tobacco in their communities. The setting: Cazenovia College in Syracuse, New York. The scene: 20 of our advocates from across Western New York connected with 150 other youth from around the state.  … Continued