Martin County High School Students Win Local Anti-Tobacco Video Public Service Announcement Contest
May 7, 2015

Two Martin County High School students took First Place in a local video contest promoting youth tobacco prevention.

The video clip, produced by Hanah Wallace and Jade Neumann, focused on the issue of role-modeling tobacco use in front of young children.


The Winning Entry in the 2015 Anti-Tobacco Video Contest

The Anti-Tobacco Public Service Announcement Contest is co-sponsored annually by WSTU Radio, the QuitDoc Foundation, and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County. The contest gives local youth the opportunity to create their own 30-second video PSAs highlighting youth tobacco issues. Middle and high school students throughout the Treasure Coast were invited to submit entries.

Martin County High School Video Producers
The producers of the winning video show off their awards! From L to R:
Walter Younglove (Martin County High School Video Instructor, Jade Neumann,
Kim Nash (Martin County Tobacco Prevention Specialist), and Hanah Wallace

"I thought this was one of the most powerful video entries that I have ever seen on this subject matter,"said Dr. Barry Hummel, co-founder of the QuitDoc Foundation. "Many parents take for granted exactly how much their actions affect their children. Using tobacco around kids has obvious health complications. However, the use of tobacco in front of kids also creates an environment that normalizes this deadly drug addiction, encouraging youth to try the drug themselves."

"We are now working on having this powerful video broadcast in local media outlets, including MCTV," added Dr. Hummel. "The video will also be made available on the WSTU and WPSL web pages."

For more information on local youth tobacco prevention efforts, contact Kim Waser, Martin County's Tobacco Prevention Specialist, at kwaser@quitdoc.com.