We have an opiod overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people




28,200 adults in New York State die each year from smoking-related disease

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease

The average age of a new smoker in New York State is 13 years old

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Reality Check to Host World No Tobacco Day at Crossgates

Youth and adults are invited to Crossgates Mall in the Albany suburb of Westmere, New York on Saturday, June 1, 2019 to play “Tobacco Trouble” – an interactive, life-sized board game hosted by Reality Check youth from the greater capital region.  Reality...

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NYS Smokers’ Quitline Launches Enhanced Website

The NYS Smokers' Quitline, headquartered at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, recently launched a fully updated, redesigned and mobile-ready website www.nysmokefree.com  Enhanced visuals, easier-to-read text and navigation that is...

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Reality Check Speaks Out at Altria

Despite the 80-degree temperatures in Richmond, VA on Thursday, May 17, a cold front passed through downtown just in time for the Altria Group shareholders annual meeting. The icy blast, expected to storm through the area around the Richmond Convention...

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World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark “World No Tobacco Day” (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use. People can contribute on an individual level to making a sustainable,...

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