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. 2020: A Year in Review

    A Year of Progress… For many people around the world, 2020 was a very difficult year – New York City was no exception. Despite the life changing adjustments we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we continue to persevere. Here at NYC Smoke-Free, that means continuing to raise awareness of health disparities from the lens […]

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  4. Like A Champ

    “I got my father to quit smoking,” said an overjoyed Reality Check teen Ryan Newman just two years after he joined our teen advocacy program while attending the High School for Public Service. Ryan hails from East Flatbush, Brooklyn and was introduced to our work in the summer of 2015 through the Futures & Options’ […]

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