A youth action component that supports tobacco control efforts
Reality Check youth, age 13-18, engage communities in order to change norms about tobacco and strengthen tobacco-related policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use.
Efforts focus on reducing youth exposure to harmful tobacco marketing in retail settings, limiting exposure to secondhand smoke, and reducing smoking imagery through the media.
Reality Check of Monroe County at Colgate University for the Youth Summit 2015
Nine youth from the Rochester area participated in this event. These youth are part of the Community Place of Greater Rochester and Pittsford Sutherland School. The Summit included three days filled with education and team building, with a strong presence of young people wanting to make a difference for their generation and the ones to follow.
We are extremely proud of the passion and drive that these RC youth possess to help create a tobacco-free Monroe County!