Nationally Known Anti-Smoking Speaker In Cambridge

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, October 26, 2001 - 12:21 PM
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All week long area students have been participating in anti-drug and tobacco activities for red ribbon awareness. The finale of the campaign was held today in Cambridge High School’s gymnasium, where a special speaker was in attendance with an important message. Patrick Reynolds broke away from his family’s R.J. Reynolds Cigarette Company after seeing people in his family die from lung disease, emphysema and tobacco related illnesses. Reynolds presented junior high students from Cambridge, and Buckeye Trail with the powerful message of the harmful effects of smoking. Mr. Reynold’s main focus was being honest with yourself in making one of the most important decisions of your life, choosing to smoke or not to smoke. It was an interactive assembly where students could ask and express their opinions and concerns. School officials feel that the nationally known speaker will have a big impact on the students and how they will approach the issue of tobacco use down the road. Mr. Reynolds, in collaboration with the anti-tobacco coalition, American Cancer Society, as well as the Health Department continued the anti-smoking campaign at Caldwell High School where Woodsfield, Shenandoah, and Skyview Junior High Schools also took part.

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