Monday, August 8, 2011

Youth Make "Death Masks" as Symbol of Tobacco Addiction

What:              Anti-tobacco youth groups from across the state are joining forces to fight a new generation of slickly-packaged, melt-in-your mouth addictive products in a statewide initiative called “Hardly Harmless.” The youth wear death masks and pose as corpses to represent the danger posed by the only consumer product that kills when used exactly as intended.

                        More than 50 youth from across the state have worked on the project, which will be displayed at various events across the state throughout the school year. They will also ask Utahns to endorse a new website that aims to keep all new tobacco products out of Utah.

Who:                One Good Reason, a group of teens who advocate for a smoke-free lifestyle.
When:              Tuesday, August 9, 2011
10:00 a.m.

Where:            Reservoir Park
42 South University Street (1345 East)
Salt Lake City
Why:                To warn youth about the manipulative tactics of the tobacco industry. Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death in Utah, claiming more lives than car crashes, murders, suicides, AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, and fires combined. For more information, visit