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Voting under way for Fairfield High School substance abuse video contest

Mar 18, 2013

The Jefferson County Tobacco Coalition, in co-operation with the Alcohol Consumption Taskforce, is working with Fairfield High School in creating a video contest on substance abuse.

FHS health teachers Heidi Grunwald and Brad Snowgren combined their classes and assigned students to explore substance abuse using video as their tool for presentation. The videos have been created and uploaded to Youtube. The video with the most “likes” will receive $50, and the teacher choice will get $50. Winners will be announced on national Kick Butts Day Wednesday – www.kickbuttsday.org.

Viewing and voting can be done at http://tinyurl.com/b8z87mt. The general public can view and vote to show their support of young people who are trying to make a difference.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, imposing a terrible toll in health, lives and dollars on families, businesses and government. Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.

While the United States has made major progress against tobacco use, one in five Americans still smokes, and about 4,000 kids try their first cigarette each day.

For more information, contact Ken Daley at 209-9893 or kdaley@lisco.com.

 

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