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
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

Jul
23

150 Reality Check youth leaders from across New York State (12 repping Western New York). All rallying around the issue that major tobacco companies spend an average of $1 million+ every hour marketing their products to youth. In 90+ degree temps. These numbers tell only a part of the story. View more: This story does not end  … READ MORE

Jul
3

We celebrate freedom every day. Freedom from tobacco, that is. But on the 4th of July, we celebrate it even more.  Between family barbecues and firework blasts, we celebrate all the laws that have been passed that allow freedom from secondhand smoke. We celebrate the freedom to speak out against Big Tobacco and their deceitful marketing tactics, … READ MORE

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