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Tobacco prevention club offered

by Samantha Libraty
Nurse Rozanne Milner is working to start a student-run 84 club at this school to help fight youth tobacco, she said.
According to an 84 informational sheet, “The 84 represents the 84 percent of Massachusetts youth who choose to do positive things and not smoke.”
The club needs to be run by passionate students, Milner said. “I know there are kids who do not smoke and who want to advocate non-smoking, especially non-smoking for teenagers,” she said.
Members of the 84 club will help show other teenagers that there are other ways to deal with stress and promote non-smoking, Milner added.
“We hope students want to start this because adults promoting non-smoking are not very effective; peers can really send the message that smoking is not cool,” she said.
Even if a tobacco prevention club is not created, Milner said she wanted to remind students that the school has a smoking policy, which restricts students to where they can smoke.

People cannot smoke within 900 feet of the school’s grounds, the student handbook states.

These parameters were established by the City, and students and others will be fined for violating the smoking policy, she said.

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