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Join us in working to make New York a healthier place to live, work and play!

Our goal is to educate community leaders and the public about the dangers and social costs of tobacco; engage local stakeholders to adopt policies that will restrict tobacco industry presence, de-normalize tobacco use, and eliminate secondhand smoke.

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THE ISSUE OF TOBACCO IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Where We Shop

Each day in New York State, the tobacco industry spends over a half million dollars to market its products - and 90 percent of it is devoted to in-store advertising.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Imagery on Screen

Smoking on screen recruits 390,00 teens to start smoking every day, one third of which will die prematurely from tobacco-related illness.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Where We Live

Secondhand smoke and vapor drifts from neighboring apartments and creates unhealthy living conditions for everyone in the building.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Where We Work

The workplace is a major source of exposure to secondhand smoke from combustible tobacco products.

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Tobacco-Free children, teens, and adults

Tobacco Where We Play

Exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor recreational including playgrounds, parks and beaches can be hazardous - especially for children.

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    Isabella Dushaj is a graduating Senior from John S. Burke Catholic High School. In her time with Reality Check Isabella has given countless quotes to the media about the toll of tobacco on her community. We are so proud of all you have accomplished and cannot wait to see what you do in your next chapter. #youthempowerment #seniorspotlight #youthactivism ... See MoreSee Less

    Megan Rivera (all the way right) is a graduating Senior from John S. Burke Catholic High School. In her time with Reality Check she has used her passion for art and writing to write for the school newspaper and creatively advance our message. Megan will be attending Barnard College in the fall. We are so proud of you and thank you for all of your hard work. #youthempowerment #seniorspotlight #youthactivism ... See MoreSee Less

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