Some of the members of Team F.R.E.S.H.
Against Drug Abuse (TADA) held a demonstration against tobacco on
Kick Butts Day, April 2, 2008,
along Broadway between upper and lower Kennedy Park in Fall River. They
across Massachusetts and thousands of young people nationwide for
the 13th annual Kick Butts Day, sponsored by the Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids. This year's Kick Butts Day raised awareness about
continued tobacco marketing and sales to kids and the need for Congress
to crack down on these harmful practices by passing legislation granting
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products. The Fall River
demonstration was conceived by Ross Dexter and Chris Parayno of TADA
after reading about the national event.
Click here to
read the Herald News story about the event. For more
information about TADA, contact SSTAR
Youth Coordinator Mike Aguiar at
508-324-3598. To learn more about Team F.R.E.S.H., contact Fall River
Youth Services Coordinator
Christian McCloskey at 508-324-2419.
(Top row, left) Alex Madison-McCloskey hands a sign to Isaiah Darby. (Top row, center) Makenzie Belmore and Leeana Hunt hold signs up for the oncoming traffic to see. (Top row, right) Holly Santos and Isaiah Darby hold their signs. (Middle row, left) Nicholas Faris looks at the camera as Holly holds her sign out for passers-by to read. (Middle row, center) Catherine Cabral, Nicholas Farias, Belinda Texeira, Holly Santos and Isaiah Darby stand along the sidewalk. (Middle row, right) Ross Dexter and Chris Parayno hold their signs. (Bottom row, left) Nicholas and Holly show their signs to Corey Dedard, Shane Alves and Steve Langlais as they walk by smoking. They agreed to put out their cigarettes! (Bottom row, center and right) Passers-by read signs that say "Air is a Human Right."
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