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


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 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


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

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