Regional Genesee - Tobacco Free WNY

Genesee, Livingston, Orleans & Wyoming Counties (GLOW)

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: Genesee County (LeRoy Jr./Sr. High School and St. Joseph School in Batavia), Holly Central School, Kendall Central School, Avon Central School and Wyoming Central School.

Make your school a part of this growing youth program. Contact Shelly Wolanske at 585-219-4064 or shelly.wolanske@roswellpark.org

GLOW News
Oct
4

On Wednesday, May 31, our Reality Check groups in Tobacco-Free GLOW celebrated World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). While we celebrate it one day, we live the message and mission every day. The goal: to raise awareness and envision a life without tobacco. The Reality Check group from Kendall Central School participated in an event to … READ MORE

Sep
26

GLOW Reality Check advocates have noticed a big problem this summer: littered cigarette butts scattered across their county parks. So they’re going to do something about it. On Saturday, September 30, with plastic bags in hand, the students will sponsor the “Dewitt Park Pickup.” The event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Reality Check is … READ MORE

Aug
2

Nothing says summer like the Reality Check Youth Summit. The impact will continue well into fall, winter and spring as our youth take action against tobacco in their communities. The setting: Cazenovia College in Syracuse, New York. The scene: 20 of our advocates from across Western New York connected with 150 other youth from around the state.  … READ MORE

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