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Love your lungs: local students win poster competition.

Sep 02, 2019 02:01PM ● By Editor
Photos by Anne Brataas

 From Boreal Community Media - September 2, 2019

Grand Marais students in BorealCorps' Story Scouts club, grades 4-9, won a competition to portray posters on their health messages about the dangers posed by e-cigarettes and vaping to more than 2,000 of the leading researchers on tobacco and health, Aug. 27-29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

In photo above, Andrew Hallberg, grade 8, and his sister Ella, grade 4 in Cook County ISD 166, administer the "Smell Test: Candy or Vape?" 

The goal is to show visitors to the BorealCorps' project booth how a dangerous, lung-damaging practice such as vaping is marketed to kids by being designed to be flavors kids associate with innocent fun -- candy, ice cream, dessert. There are no flavors called "Do Your Chores" or "Homework."


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