Teens Prepare To Fight Smoking
A few hundred Oklahoma teenagers joined forces Thursday to take on the tobacco industry.
The attented an anti-smoking conference in Oklahoma City. At the conference, the students are shooting anti-tobacco commercials and working on prevention programs.
They said that they hope to reach friends who have already started smoking. "They're going to die," said Timmie Battle. "They're going to smoke their life away."
Mandy Luche said that smoking is not worth the cost.
"It will eventually kill you, she said. "So between the money and health problems, it's just not worth it. And its not cool. It's gross."
Nearly half of all Oklahoma teenagers smoke. The state has one of the highest teen smoking rates in the nation.