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Big Cross fourth-grader takes 2nd in statewide anti-smoking poster contests

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June 10, 2016 — Big Cross fourth-grader Lauren Bren has won second place in the state-wide Tar Wars poster contest!

Her winning poster, which reads “Tobacco ruins your routine – stay on point” was one of four Glens Falls entries chosen by Warren County Health Services to enter the state-wide competition.

Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students, explains the American Academy of Family Physicians’ web site. “The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term health effects of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.”

Other state-wide entries from Warren County included:

  • Kate Crandall – Glens Falls MS, 5th Grade
  • Addison Hill – Jackson Heights, 4th Grade
  • Julia Westfall – Kensington, 4th Grade

A calendar featuring the winning posters is set to be distributed this fall, according to Warren Co. Health Services.

To view a presentation that includes facts on smoking in Warren County plus several student-created posters from the county-wide competition, click on this link: http://www.warrencountyny.gov/healthservices/docs/Tar%20Wars%202015%20Award%20Presentation.pdf