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Students Get Animated About Not Smoking

To raise young peoples awareness to the dangers of smoking, students at Antonio Arroio High School in Lisbon, Portugal participated in an animation workshop conducted by AnimAction Inc., where they produced their own media campaign warning their community about secondhand smoke. AnimActions Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program has run successfully in the greater Los Angeles area for 12 years and for the first time the program was presented to high school students in Portugal. "Through our collaboration with the Ulisses International Film Festival we are able to bring our Tobacco Prevention program to kids in Portugal," said Clifford Cohen, executive producer of AnimAction, Inc. The students films will be shown at the next Ulisses International Film Festival, which will take place May 6-11, 2002 in Lisbon.