Face Off Against Tobacco on Flickr.
My name is Astrid, and I am a community organizer at the Hyde Square Task Force. I took this picture because we have a tobacco campaign taking place and I wanted to tell you about it. Our expectations and desire is to have other tobacco products behind store counters and out of sight, meaning that when an individual/customer steps up to the counter, they wouldn’t be able to see it and would have to ask for it to purchase it. This way, we feel like it would intimidate youth in having to ask for something rather than just pointing at it. Also, kids won’t grow up around these colorful packaged deadly habits. I am worried of where our next generation will be and it’s our job (the youth of this generation) to guide them through the right path.