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No Tobacco Day May 31 / Anti-Drug Event May 30

Sunday, May 31, is known as World No Tobacco Day.
It is an initiative of The World Health Alliance Organization. The aim of this event is to inform the public about the dangers of using tobacco and make them aware of the business practices of tobacco companies. It is dedicated to call attention towards the impact of tobacco use on public health and reduce individual tobacco dependence. World No Tobacco aims to educate the public about the tactics tobacco companies use to entice people into smoking their products.

World No Tobacco Day is a day to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe and to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to the negative health effects. The day is celebrated annually and is used to encourage tobacco users to refrain from using tobacco products in a hope that it will aid in helping to quit.

You can learn more about Smoke Free Ellis County and World No Tobacco Day by contacting 972-937-1042, or email maguilar@dpri.com.

Anti-Drug Event

As part of a continuation of National Prevention Week, which took place last week, IMPACT Ennis, a coalition that educates students about drugs, is holding an event Saturday to educate young people about the effects of drugs.

IMPACT’s Truth About Drugs community youth event is slated for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Jacinto Auditorium, and Booker Washington, an IMPACT sponsor, is trying to make sure students are aware of this free opportunity for students and parents.

“We’re trying to really get the kids out there,” he said. “We’ve got everything set up. We just need to get the kids there.”

Washington said all students are invited to attend and will even receive a free lunch if they come.

Ennis ISD police will do a presentation, and a student group will put on a sketch showing the effects drugs can have on young people.

“People get on drugs because they don’t have the knowledge of the effects,” said Washington. “We want to give them the knowledge, so when it comes time to make that choice, they can make the smart choice.”

There will be churches from the community involved, as well, according to Washington, and demonstrations of the changes that occur in the body when using cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and other types of drugs.

An IMPACT press release states that this is a crucial time of the year because students are more likely to use drugs between the spring and summer months, so this event is the perfect opportunity to get summer started on the right foot.

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