UOG students spread tobacco abuse awareness
by Krystal Paco
Guam - University of Guam public health students kicked-off Kick Butts Day 2012 with a graphic display at the Guam Premier Outlets. Introduction to public health student Charlene Hadap says one person on Guam dies of tobacco abuse every day.
She explained that the event's intention was to, "Make the youth understand that there is a way to quit smoking and those that are currently smoking there are ways to prevent smoking and if you don't smoke we're trying to tell them to not smoke. Don't start because it can be addicting and it's very bad for their health."
Hadap adds that the tobacco industry spends a million dollars a day targeting youths to start smoking. The display included a body bag as well as several plastic containers full of cigarette butts collected from the UOG campus.