More than 4,000 middle school students will attend an Ice Rays game for free on Feb. 28 as they will also learn of the hazards of tobacco and tobacco products.
Research at the M D Anderson Cancer Center has proved that children between the ages of 12 and 14 are at special risk as they are often first offered tobacco and tobacco products. With e-cigarettes, vape pens and jewel products, it is a growing risk for students.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. with an Ice Rays game against the Shreveport Mudbugs. Anti-smoking messages will be conducted throughout the game. And during the intermission, a special program on the hazards of tobacco will appear.