Murray Middle School SWAT Club “Blows Bubbles” at This Year’s Hobe Sound Christmas Parade
December 3, 2016

SWAT Youth from the Murray Middle School SWAT Club took to the streets of Hobe Sound to encourage tobacco-free lifestyles at the 31st Annual Hobe Sound Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3.

Their theme for the parade was “Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke” and they marched in front of over 5,000 residents while blowing bubbles and chanting tobacco-free songs and messages, crafted by the students themselves.

The students, along with their advisor, Cynthia Bishop, joined Hobe Sound community clubs, officials and businesses spreading holiday cheer in Downtown Hobe Sound.

SWAT Clubs from Martin County have participated in the Hobe Sound Christmas Parade for the past four years, and these dedicated students have helped encourage thousands of children to remain tobacco free.

SWAT Clubs work to counteract the billions of dollars spent by the tobacco industry to market to youth.  They lead the charge on their campuses to come up with new and innovative ways to spread the message that youth should NOT become a replacement for the tobacco industry.

Currently, e-cigarettes are the leading product used among middle school students, and SWAT youth are working hard to ensure that the dangers of e-cigarettes are widely known, hoping these efforts will prevent an increase in our steadily decreasing rates of tobacco use among Martin County youth.

For more information or to get involved with your local SWAT Club, contact Kim Nash at knash@quitdoc.com or by calling 561-452-5555.