Anti-smoking effort to focus on youths

March 18, 1996|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DOZENS OF community organizations and many of our neighbors are taking part in Tobacco-Free Kids Week to encourage youngsters not to smoke or to give up the habit.

The weeklong program, which begins today, is part of the Health Department's Learn To Live cancer-prevention campaign.

The Boys and Girls Club of Pumphrey will hold a family day tomorrow at the Lloyd Keaser Center on Belle Grove Road, where members will present a program about the hazards of tobacco use.

At North County High School, Evelyn Klass, the school nurse, and junior Eddie Engles have created a bulletin board showing the link between tobacco and disease. Students visiting the health room will be given a quiz, and winners will receive prizes.

Brooklyn Park library patrons can pick up materials and check out books on tobacco issues.

Call 222-7979 to learn more about the Learn to Live program.

Meeting on crime

Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave.

The speaker will be Capt. Emerson Davis, the new commander of the Northern Police District. He will discuss crime in the area.

Career Day at school

Reminder: Brooklyn Park Elementary School guidance department will have a Career Day Friday to give students an opportunity to learn about occupations from adults .

Pub Date: 3/18/96

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