Tobacco Free Educational Event for June 1
Reality Check advocates from the Capital Region will celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) with a community education event on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York. The WNTD event aims to educate community members about Advancing Tobacco Free Communities’ statewide objectives by utilizing a life-size Tobacco Trouble game board. Additional interactive tabling activities will focus on point-of-sale marketing, youth initiation and use of tobacco products, and the benefits of tobacco-free shared outdoor areas.
In the morning Reality Check youth will participate in workshops about public speaking, advocacy and utilizing one’s voice to affect change. Youth will increase their understanding of techniques to better promote local and statewide changes that can reduce the negative impact of tobacco use in communities.