Lung Association Exhibit
Students Display Art Work Based On Tobacco Stories
The American Lung Association wants raise awareness about tobacco’s effects in the Twin Ports.
Tonight the Lung Association put on a short program displaying art created by area students.
It’s the result of a weeklong photography workshop designed for youth to share the impact tobacco’s had on their lives.
The goal is to steer the next generation away from big tobacco.
“We know that tobacco industry is profiling certain segments of our population, African American and young people with menthol and other flavoring. We want to raise awareness just like the tobacco industry is trying to get them to be customers,” says Pat McKone, ALA Regional Senior Director.
The young artists were taught digital photography techniques and lessons about tobacco prevention.