Regional Allegany - Tobacco Free WNY

Chautauqua, Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties (CCA)

We educate and engage community leaders and youth to promote policy changes that reduce the prevalence and acceptance of tobacco use. Our Community Engagement and Reality Check coordinators work together to promote smoke-free housing, tobacco free outdoor air and responsible marketing of tobacco products. We are funded by the New York Tobacco Control Program.

Our Reality Check students, ambassadors for change in their communities, advocate for a tobacco-free generation.

Current Reality Check programs: Falconer Central School, West Valley Central School, Olean High School and Fillmore Central School.
Make your school a part of this growing youth program. Contact Jonathan Chaffee at 716.375.8010;3901 or jonathan.chaffee@roswellpark.org.

CCA News
Mar
5

The stars made quite a scene on Oscar’s red carpet this year. Community health partners and Reality Check youth leaders from across Western New York upstaged them with a fashionable statement of their own: let’s get the smoking scenes of the screen. Here’s a photo gallery of our communities commemorating International Week of Action, an annual … READ MORE

Feb
11

YAYA winner. That’s what we’re calling Olean High School senior Olivia Lang these days.  She was recently chosen among hundreds of fellow youth leaders as New York State’s Tobacco Control Youth Advocate of the Year. This award, sponsored by Reality Check of New York State, honors the outstanding work of the youth advocate who has led the way in advocating for … READ MORE

Feb
6

Reality Check managers Jonathan Chaffee and Brittany Bozzer took youth leaders from their regions to the state Capitol this week. Their mission: to talk with lawmakers about the success of the work they’ve done in their communities to lower the smoking rate. They also told state leaders about the challenges they face in trying to reduce … READ MORE

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