July
19

Tackling Tobacco Waste: The Kick Butts Collaborative

Say hello to the Kick Butts Collaborative. We are a collective in Western New and the Great Lakes basin including Buffalo-Niagara Waterkeeper, Buffalo Niagara Greenway, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Buffalo Sewer Authority, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Community Canvases, Hamburg Butt Kickers, WNY Trash Mob, City of Buffalo Reuse and Recycling, Buffalo-Niagara … Continued
March
28

Youth Star In Smoke-Free Movies Action

The 94th Academy Awards had many big moments. And the winner is (are in this scene): Reality Check youth champions from across Western New York. 25 students previewed this year’s ceremony with a show-stopping performance of their own—the Smoke-free Movies International Week of Action (IWOA). Lights, camera, action. Beginning March 21, 25 students from Olean … Continued
December
31

Ten Top Photos of Our Tobacco Control Work in 2021

These 10 photos tell a story of 12 months of challenges, successes and perseverance in a year where photographs gave us glimpses of the community engagement work that often felt out of reach. The images, and the team who are a part of them, show us the power of our work toward healthier communities.
August
17

Butting In On Tobacco Product Waste

  How much pollution do littered cigarette butts cause? Leaders from Tobacco-Free Roswell Park,  Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and The Buffalo Sewer Authority joined community advocates and environmentalists at Broderick Park on August 18 to discuss the problem, as well how individuals and communities across Western New York can come together to be part of the … Continued
April
30

339,716 Cigarette Butts

339,716. That’s how many cigarette butts were collected in the Great Lakes Basin (including our very own Lake Erie) in volunteer cleanups in  2019. Add 44,822 cigar tips plus 1,868 other tobacco product related waste (think discarded vape pens) and you get the number one form of litter found in the Great Lakes.  You also … Continued
March
31

Listen Up: Conversations On Tobacco Products In WNY

Great science drives the conversations we have to help create healthier, tobacco-free communities across Western New York. And now we have them in podcast form. Our Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center colleagues Andrew Hyland, PhD and Maciej Goniewicz, PhD recently sat down with the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE Walk Buffalo to discuss tobacco, … Continued
February
1

Roswell Park Tobacco Product Research In the News

Cancer research is a core element of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission. Our scientists in the Department of Health Behavior are focused on understanding all areas of tobacco control to help lessen the toll of cancer deaths related to tobacco use.   Andrew Hyland, PhD, chairman of the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell … Continued
October
23

WNY Teens Have Seen Enough Tobacco

Reality Check (RC) youth from Olean, Falconer, Fillmore, Batavia and Warsaw declared Tuesday, October 13, 2020 as the fourth annual Seen Enough Tobacco (SET) Day. Their actions encouraged their communities to protect children from the billions of dollars of tobacco marketing  in places where kids can see it. The 13th was selected to underscore the … Continued
September
1

Community Engagement Continues During COVID-19

Our community engagement and youth advocacy work may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But our commitment to reducing tobacco use in Western New York remains the same.  To reduce the risk to communities and our staff, here are some ways we’re interacting with our new normal (which like yours, changes by the day). … Continued
June
22

New Tobacco Laws Take Effect in NYS

New York State’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes and sale of tobacco products in pharmacies took effect Monday, May 18. The bans are part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policy, which were included in the recent budget. “The ban on flavored nicotine vapor products will protect our children, who, thanks to the tobacco industry’s … Continued