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 lindsay.amico@roswellpark.org

EN 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

Nov
30

Thursday, November 20 was a day for smokers to quit for the day and get smoke and tobacco products out of their lives. But it was also a day that our public health partners, Reality Check teen advocates and teachers across Western New York seized upon to rally support for getting smoke out of our … READ MORE

Oct
22

The evidence is overwhelming. The more kids see tobacco, the more likely they are to start smoking. To help their communities see the injustice of this truth,  Reality Check teens from Western New York joined their fellow youth champions across New York State in celebrating Seen Enough Tobacco Day on October 13.   Seen Enough Tobacco Day is … READ MORE

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