Flash mob message

A flash mob took the gym floor and told the student body at a Cortez Middle School assembly how tobacco companies target adolescent youth with clever marketing and sweet-flavored additives, hoping to make them lifelong users at an early age. Enlargephoto

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A "flash mob" took the gym floor and told the student body at a Cortez Middle School assembly how tobacco companies target adolescent youth with clever marketing and sweet-flavored additives, hoping to make them lifelong users at an early age.

More than 30 Cortez Middle School students rushed the court for a “flash mob” during an assembly last week, to warn their peers against smoking. Enlargephoto

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More than 30 Cortez Middle School students rushed the court for a “flash mob” during an assembly last week, to warn their peers against smoking.

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Students covered their T-shirts with personalized messages. One girl listed the names of two grandfathers and an uncle she never got to know; they died of lung cancer, either before she was born or was too young to remember. “Value life (versus) being cool and fitting in,” her shirt read. Enlargephoto

COURTESY PHOTO Students covered their T-shirts with personalized messages. One girl listed the names of two grandfathers and an uncle she never got to know; they died of lung cancer, either before she was born or was too young to remember. “Value life (versus) being cool and fitting in,” her shirt read.