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Ogle County teens sought for group

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

OREGON – The Ogle County Health Department has been selected to receive money for REALITY Illinois, an anti-tobacco movement created by and for teens 13-18.

Through a partnership from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the University of Illinois Center for Prevention Research and Development, and OCHD, REALITY Illinois will spread the word about tobacco industry manipulation, second-hand smoke, and tobacco use to everyone in the county.

The health department will partner with Rochelle Township High School to form an advisory panel of students, which will focus on several issues including preventing tobacco use among young people through policy development and promoting smoking cessation among young people and adults.

REALITY Illinois will present anti-tobacco education and promotion at events in the area.

Interested RTHS students should contact Brian Kennedy of the health department at bkennedy@oglecounty.org or 815-732-7330, ext. 296.

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