San Antonio Students Help Put Spotlight on Tobacco Cessation


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Eight San Antonio high-school students, including several Latinos, will be recognized on Jan. 22, 2010, for their outstanding work in a Photovoice project that highlights youth tobacco concerns in the community.

SATPCC logo-colorFor the project, students from Kennedy and Memorial high schools in San Antonio identified important issues related to tobacco through group discussions and Photovoice, which blends a grassroots approach to photography and social action, to empower the students to take social action within their community. Students created presentations using their photos and captions.

An award ceremony for the students starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at the Casa de Mexico International Building at the Alameda Koehler Auditorium in San Antonio.

The public is invited to this free event.

The ceremony is sponsored by the San Antonio Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition, a consortium of groups dedicated to a smoke-free San Antonio. The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday, is a member and helped organize the Photovoice project.

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