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NYC Smoke-Free | Reality Check Student Kick-Off

*REGISTER NOW* for the NYC Smoke-Free | Reality Check Student Kick-Off!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY

Want to make a difference and join students from across NYC to help end the devastating tobacco epidemic?! Get involved with NYC Smoke-Free | Reality Check to help expose the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing campaigns! Join us to mobilize your school and neighborhood! Earn community service credit, launch your public health career, and discover opportunities for awards, prizes, scholarships, travel, and more!!! 

NYC Smoke-Free | Reality Check Student Kick-Off
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:30am to 3:30pm - 
Lunch Provided!
*FREE* Event! All High School Students Welcomed! 

Location: 

The New School
63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL 105
(13th Street, near Union Square in Manhattan)
New York, NY 10003
Click Here for MTA Subway/Bus Directions

How to Register:

REGISTER HERE on our RSVP form. The event is *FREE* and all students are welcomed! Lunch is provided (as well as other goodies!) - as long as you RSVP!

Questions? Contact an NYC Smoke-Free Student Engagement Coordinator!

BRONX: Vonetta Dudley | vdudley@healthsolutions.org | (718) 466-8862
BROOKLYN:
Edric Robinson | erobinson@healthsolutions.org | (718) 637-5206
MANHATTAN:
Ayo Alli | aalli@healthsolutions.org | (646) 619-6506
QUEENS:
Vanessa Yvon | vyvon@healthsolutions.org | (718) 704-5076

Did you Know? Tobacco's Toll in NYC:  

  • Smoking is the leading cause of premature, preventable death
  • Smoking kills more New Yorkers than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides and drugs - combined
  • Over 21,000 public high school students currently smoke
  • One-third of current student smokers will die prematurely
  • 90% of all adult smokers begin before age 18
  • The tobacco industry spends more than half million dollars a day marketing their deadling and addictive produces in New York State 

Reality Check is a student led, adult supported program for those between the ages of 13 through 18. The statewide program is the student action component of the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control Program. RC students work to educate their peers, legislators, community members and key decision makers on the tobacco industry's manipulative marketing practices and how they target youth to become replacement smokers.