December 22nd, 2011

Walk exposes dangers of ads

By Shawn Reilly
Curtis Log

The walk, entitled “Take A Walk in Our Shoes” was sponsored by the American Lung Association, the Staten Island Smoke-Free Initiative and Reality Check, a program sponsored by the Jewish Community Center. The walk had one purpose, to increase awareness of the amount of tobacco advertising that is geared toward children. Approached by James Pistilli, borough organizer of the Staten Island Smoke-Free Partnership and Staten Island Quits Chairman, Curtis High School decided to spearhead the walk to help show others how much tobacco advertisement is on display close to schools. Curtis and Tottenville students gave a tour to other students, as well as elected officials, of the St. George areas tobacco advertisement hot spots.

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