Sixth grade students from Centennial and Washington Rose Elementary Schools in Roosevelt recently learned about the dangers of tobacco when Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) presented his "no smoking program".
"Each year, tens of thousands of children under the age of 18 become new smokers," said Senator Fuschillo. "By teaching children the facts about smoking and showing them some of the harmful ingredients that are in cigarettes, they will learn that smoking is a dangerous and unhealthy addiction."
During the presentation, Senator Fuschillo explained to the children about the harmful effects of smoking and why it is important to stay away from cigarettes and other tobacco products. Senator Fuschillo then showed the students a number of household items that have some of the same chemical ingredients as cigarettes. These include rat poison, roach and spray, batteries, moth balls, and nail polish remover.
At the end of the presentation, each student received a "No Smoking Pledge" from Senator Fuschillo, which children can sign as a promise to stay away from smoking and commit to a healthy life.
Senator Fuschillo is making his ‘No Smoking Pledge for Kids’ 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 CLICKING HERE.
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