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SWAT Students Educate Bradford High School Staff and Students on the Great American Smoke Out
November 21, 2014

The 39th Annual Great American Smoke Out was held on November 20, 2014. The American Cancer Society marks this day every year on the third Thursday of November by encouraging smokers to decide on that day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life. The decision could lead to reducing cancer risk.

Great American Smoke Out

Every day nearly 4,000 kids under 18 try their first cigarette and 1,000 kids under 18 years old become daily smokers. That equals more than 1 million teens a year. Smoking in the U.S. kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined with thousands more dying from smokeless tobacco!

Bradford High School SWAT Students wanted to educate students and staff on tobacco facts and the benefits of quitting. BHS SWAT students made posters and signs with startling statistics about tobacco. These signs were strategically placed all over the campus. Great American Smoke Out information was also announced over the morning announcements to communicate information to the entire student body and staff.

SWAT students later attended the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Bradford County Meeting to educate partners and share the success of their efforts on the day of the Great American Smoke Out.

For more information of the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership and SWAT in Bradford County, you can contact the group at