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Lights! Camera! Tobacco use?

March 19, 2012

The U.S. surgeon general and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite original video productions up to two minutes long from U.S. middle and high school students aged 14-18 and young adults aged 18-24 on key health messages in the 2012 surgeon general’s report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.”

Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 20.

The contest is intended to engage youth and young people in the two age and two language categories, English and Spanish, in considering how tobacco use impacts their health, how the tobacco industry reaches youth through marketing and other tobacco-related influences.

For more information, video guidelines or to enter, visit www.challenge.gov. Entries must not have visual or verbal mention of any websites other than CDC’s Smoking and Tobacco site, www.cdc.gov/tobacco or the surgeon general’s www.surgeongeneral.gov. Winners will receive cash prizes.