Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

April 16, 2010

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows students at the Roosevelt Children’s Academy that some of the same chemicals found in nail polish remover are also used in cigarettes.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today visited 7th grade students at the Roosevelt Children’s Academy to teach them why to say “no” to tobacco.

During the presentation, Senator Fuschillo explained the harmful effects of smoking and why it is important to stay away from cigarettes and other tobacco products. To illustrate some of the toxic ingredients contained in cigarettes, Senator Fuschillo showed the students a number of household items, such as roach spray, batteries, moth balls, antifreeze, and nail polish remover, that have some of the same chemicals as cigarettes.

At the end of the presentation, each student received a "No Smoking Pledge" from Senator Fuschillo, which they can sign as a promise to stay away from smoking and commit to a healthy life.

Senator Fuschillo is making his “No Smoking Pledges” available to children throughout his district. Parents who would like to request a pledge packet and have their child commit to say "no" to tobacco can do so by calling Senator Fuschillo's office at 516-882-0630.