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 Youth have a unique opportunity to gather with teens across the state each year to share with officials their experiences and concerns about Big tobacco. This Legislative Day, youth utilized life sized props to illustrate tobacco marketing within the community to help educate their locally elected officials; their message: the toll of tobacco harms everyone costing communities around the state nearly $10.4 billion dollars in annual health care costs annually. On this day Reality Check youth and community members, raised a collective voice to say, “We have seen enough tobacco”.
WANT TO JOIN THE REALITY CHECK MOVEMENT?
If you are a parent/guardian, teacher, or counselor and want your child/student to join Reality Check, sign them up below and they will have access to all of our programs and initiatives and the opportunity to meet with their state representatives. Sign them up below