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'iFly' program comes to Hattiesburg for middle school students

About 250 kids from eight area schools attended a youth conference Tuesday in Hattiesburg. Photo source: WDAM About 250 kids from eight area schools attended a youth conference Tuesday in Hattiesburg. Photo source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

 About 250 kids from eight area schools attended a youth conference Tuesday in Hattiesburg.

The "iFLY" program is geared toward middle school students and its focus is to show young leaders how to facilitate change as well as educate them on the dangers associated with tobacco-related products by helping them reduce or prevent tobacco use in their communities.

“One of the scary facts is nearly 90 percent of all smokers smoke their first cigarette before the age of 18,” said Bryce Moore, Generation Free Youth Advisory Board member. “We want them to take what they have learned here and use it and foster change in their communities.”

The program is funded by the Mississippi State Department of Health through the efforts of the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.

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