"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, " plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." – Jeremiah 29:11
The reason I am in SWAT is to educate this generation about Big Tobacco’s strategy to get them addicted to nicotine. Big Tobacco targets my peers and the next generation by having advertisements that make smoking or vaping appear to be safe. Studies show that children exposed to secondhand smoke from cigarettes and/or vapes are more likely to have health problems. As a child, I watched my grandfather smoke, and now he is being challenged with colon cancer and I watch as he deals with cancer-related health challenges in the future. When I learned that the chemicals in tobacco products cause harmful health problems, it made me want to put a stop to Big Tobacco companies. These are the reasons why I joined SWAT! I plan to spread the word that I am not Big Tobacco’s Lab Rat!