The Human Toll of Tobacco Banner

Every parent knows that children take advice from peers more readily than from adults. Ocean City High School (Cape May County) teacher Thomas Gahr knows that, too. That's why he developed a project to show students the negative impact tobacco can have on their lives.

Funded by a $5,140 grant from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Human Toll of Tobacco Banner depicts 20 famous people for whom tobacco was a contributing factor in their deaths or diseases.

Students will take the Banner and student-made brochures on a road show to middle and high schools, conventions, and public service anti-smoking events throughout the area.

The Banner will be prominently displayed in Washington, DC when students participate in Kick Butts Day events at the Lincoln Memorial and the Newseum's Freedom Park.

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Thomas Gahr