The tobacco industry and anti smoking movements have been fighting for decades in the United States about what should and shouldn’t be allowed and today it seems a new group has gotten involved. Unlike many other anti tobacco and anti smoking groups this one is not made up of wealthy lawyers or high dollar companies but rather a group of kids in high school.
A small high school in Montana is home to the group leading the fight against smoking and while they’re small, they are hopeful that they will be able to do something. The group is setting out to inform classmates and their peers about the dangers and health risks of smoking and hopefully help reduce the number of kids their age that start smoking.
This group is beginning to get national attention as they begin to spread to other schools and other districts by spreading their anti smoking awareness days. The so called “Great American Smokeout” is the project they’re spearheading right now and the overall purpose is simply to educate but at the same time students say that they’re trying to help students stop smoking as well.
Smoking among high school students is becoming a bigger problem now than it was in the past so these sort of movements are becoming more and more common. It is not entirely known at this point whether or not these small groups will begin to make a difference but analysts say it will likely have a significant impact.