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Dixie County High School SWAT Students Share Information on the Risks of Tobacco to Local Elementary Students.
May 8, 2013

On May 8, 2013 officer from the the Dixie County High School Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Club attended the Old Town Elementary School Club Day.

Sarah Hurst, Blake Cox, John Mash, Josh Diaz, along with SWAT advisor Mrs. Lindsey Whittington, presented to the 5th grade classes about tobacco. 

Sarah and John presented a power-point presentation on how the tobacco industry targets kids through advertising in stores and in magazines.  They also gave examples of how tobacco use has been portrayed in cartoons and in G, PG, and PG-13 rated movies.

OTES Presentation

Blake and Josh also showed the students examples of candy flavored tobacco products, including dip and little cigars, that are flavored to attract younger users. 

The young students were very receptive to the high school presenters and were very knowledgeable about the health effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke.


The Dixie County High School SWAT officers would like to thank the 5th grade teachers for allowing them to present to their students.  This is the third year that SWAT has attended OTES Club Day, and the SWAT students hope to continue to attend this event each year!