SWAT Puts Different Spin On How To Stop Smoking

By: Allison Banzhof
By: Allison Banzhof

Some Grand Valley Youth are putting a different spin on how to quit smoking. Students Working Against Tobacco, or SWAT, is a youth organization that campaigns against smoking.

It was their first street marketing experience. SWAT was out at the Farmer's Market on Main Street to recruit new members, and make an impact on people.

Members from the SWAT team drew bodies in chalk on the street to show how many that 50 people die an hour from smoking. SWAT's mission is to reach young people because they are the ones the tobacco companies target.

For those interested in joining SWAT, you must be a middle or high school student. You can join by calling 683-6618.

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