PERRY— Due to this week’s heavy snow, the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition has rescheduled the Great American Smokeout at Perry high school. Officials with the Coalition say that the weather was just too intense for the outdoor event.
The smokeout, a tobacco resistance program was postponed from Thursday November 20 to Tuesday November 25, from noon to 1 p.m. The smokeout will feature Perry high school students who will offer messages about the health and financial costs of tobacco use.
“The weather was just too bad,” said Deborah Pettibone, Media Specialist at Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition. “They can’t have an outside event when they’re getting hammered with snow.”
On display will be a sports car, provided by the McClurg Auto Group, with a sign posted on it that states “If you smoke for 10 years, the money you spent could have bought you this car.”
According to news partner 13 WHAM, Perry will be facing another chilly night with partly cloudy skies, and the occasional lake flurries mainly west of Rochester with a low of 18 degrees.
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