Regional Erie - Tobacco Free WNY

Erie & Niagara Counties (EN)

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 and located at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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

Current Reality Check programs: Hutch Tech High School, Depew High School, Niagara Falls High School, New Life Christian School, North Park Junior High School and Lockport High School.
Make your school a part of this growing program. Contact Lindsay Amico at 716.845-2920 or

EN News

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 … READ MORE


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, … READ MORE


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 … READ MORE

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