A group of local kids and teens gathered at Seabreeze Amusement Park to take on big tobacco on Wednesday.
They’re part of a statewide group called Reality Check. The event used interactive activities to educate kids and their parents on the dangers of tobacco use — and the tactics they say that they say tobacco companies use to get kids hooked.
“When kids understand what’s going on and how they’re being targeted,” explains Joseph Potter, Reality Check. “They can actually relay that message to other youth and kids parents I feel like it’s very powerful to have them kind of speak up and you know stand up for themselves.”
Reality Check is part of the Smoking Health Action Coalition — a program of the American Lung Association.