Potsdam Central students use sidewalk graffiti to teach dangers of smoking
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:32 pm

POTSDAM – With the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 17, Mrs. Cowen-Wilson's health classes at Potsdam Central did sidewalk graffiti in chalk near the high school.

In an effort to encourage tobacco users to quit, students were assigned one of 15 facts about the dangers of smoking. They then took a walk and wrote messages on the sidewalks.

Most students made the outline of a body and wrote facts around that. A few went off script such as CJ Rische, with his "A Pack A Day Keeps Doctors Paid" message, as seen in the photo.

One class went up Leroy Street to the museum and rescue squad. Another class used the sidewalks at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and another went to Market Street.