(Santa Ana) – To help youth make informed decisions and to counter the influence that smoking in movies has on youth, the Health Care Agency’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) is joining with community leaders, educators and students for a series of special events to unveil youth-created “Tobacco and Hollywood” posters.
The following unveiling events will take place on May 21 & 23, 2013 in the cities of Anaheim and Westminster:
May 21, 2013
Westminster Library, 8180 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683
Youth Artists: Nick Lundstrom from Bolsa Grande High School and Vivian Nguyen from Webber School, Boys and Girls Club of Westminster
May 23, 2013
West Anaheim Youth Center, 320 South Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92804
Youth Artists: Sara Daravong from Ball Jr. High School and Miguel Baltazar from Western High School
A study from Dartmouth Medical School showed that children ages 10-14 who watched the highest amount of smoking in movies were 2.71 times more likely to start smoking than those children who viewed the least amount.
The mission of the Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) is to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Orange County by collaborating with community organizations, public agencies and committed individuals. TUPP offers tobacco education for youth and adults, as well as free tobacco cessation and prevention services. Information about cessation services for adults and teens is available by calling (866) NEW-LUNG or (866) 639-5864. More information can be found on the TUPP website.
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