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Students Working Against Tobacco Youth Host an Activity at the Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018

On July 4th, 2018, local Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) youth from Okeechobee SWAT Chapter hosted a booth at the Independence Day Celebration where attendees were able to hone in on their creativity and paint rocks with tobacco prevention messages. 

Pictured are Okeechobee SWAT youth Cheska, Mariah, Wyatt and Kristina

SWAT youth educated the attendees on the new Not A Lab Rat Campaign that is focused on how Big Tobacco uses our youth as experimental Lab Rats when it comes to their use of E-Cigarettes and any ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) device.

Afterwards attendees chose a rock and painted a tobacco message that resonated with them.  SWAT youth assisted over 1,000 attendees during this event, and many kids and adults expressed how much they learned and enjoyed the activity.

For more information on the SWAT Program in Okeechobee County, contact Courtney Moyett at