Monday, March 09, 2015

Students Working Against Tobacco At Chalo Nitka Parade

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Glades County Chapter of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) – Moore Haven Middle/High School based club participated in the Annual Chalo Nitka parade on Saturday, March 7, 2015. 

 SWAT members designed a float themed, “Working To Save The Next Generation”; the group of empowered youth are committed to making Glades County a safer and healthier place for forthcoming generations to live, learn, and play. SWAT members work relentlessly in the schools and community providing education and information about the dangers of tobacco, raising awareness and concern to tobacco companies deceptive and manipulative marketing tactics that target youth, and advocating for tobacco-related policies that prevent exposure to secondhand smoke and young people from accessing tobacco products.

During the Chalo Nitka parade SWAT members distributed green whistles imprinted with - - “Students Working Against Tobacco” and balloons marked “Tobacco Free Florida - Fresh Air For All” to the youth onlookers of the parade. The youth also disseminated palm cards with facts about the dangers of flavored tobacco and information about the upcoming “Tools To Quit”, tobacco cessation class on March 18, 2015,at the Florida Department of Health in Glades County.

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