1. Ditch The Vape For a Smoke-Free Summer

    Written by: Leilah Molina, the Brooklyn Reality Check/Youth Engagement Manager It’s that time of year again: air conditioners are on full blast, crowds are flocking to Brighton Beach and Coney Island, the familiar jingle of the ice-cream truck can be heard in the distance and … there are clouds of smoke?   More and more often, […]

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  2. Empowering Our Youth on World No Tobacco Day 2024

    Written by: Julia Cuthbertson (Brooklyn Community Engagement Manager) As the world observes World No Tobacco Day on May 31st, the spotlight falls on the ever-growing concern of tobacco marketing targeting young people. This year, the focus of the annual World Health Organization campaign is on empowering youth around the world to combat the predatory tactics […]

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  3. Let’s Give the Bronx a Clean-Up

    Written by Bronx Reality Check Youth Engagement Manager Angela Hanson. One of the biggest stigmas I heard growing up in the Bronx was that my borough was not the cleanest. That stigma has persisted to this day, but regrettably, there have been more serious repercussions to deal with than only the stigma. Health disparities have […]

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