Local Youth Host Free Movie Event

Local Youth Host Free Movie Event




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International Week of Action- Movie showing of Moana .

We all have a responsibility to prevent youth from becoming tobacco users, and the movie industry has a responsibility to protect our youth from exposure to tobacco use and other pro-tobacco imagery in movies that are produced and rated as appropriate for children and adolescents. Eliminating tobacco imagery in movies is an important step that should be easy to take. Giving an R rating to future movies with smoking would be expected to reduce the number of teen smokers by nearly 1 in 5 (18%) and prevent one million deaths from smoking among children alive today

WHO: Our local Reality Check Youth at Eastridge High School.


WHERE:  Irondequoit Public Library- 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617


WHEN:     February 9th, 2018 (Friday) – Irondequoit Public Library (Room 113)



Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County (SHAC) is funded by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control to increase support for New York State’s tobacco-free norms through youth action and community engagement. Efforts are evidence-based, policy-driven, and cost-effective approaches that decrease youth tobacco use, motivate adult smokers to quit, and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.   SHAC is part of the American Lung Association of the Northeast.  Please visit SmokeFreeMonroe.com for more information about us.



Joseph Potter | Reality Check Youth Coordinator | Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Rochester, NY | New York, NY | Waltham, MA

585-484-1504 | Joseph.Potter@Lung.orgwww.LungNE.org