September 12th, 2012

District revising policy on advertisements

By Ron Barnett
Greenville Online

In the programs sold to high school football fans in some parts of South Carolina, you could see the Marlboro man leaning back in the saddle, hat tilted low, lighting up a cigarette.

There’s nothing to prevent the same type inducement to smoke from showing up in Greenville County Schools, according to the district’s attorney.

That’s why, under pressure from the Greenville Family Partnership, a nonprofit group that works to prevent children from using tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs, the district is rewriting its policy on advertising in schools to specifically keep such ads from appearing.

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