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The Nico-Bar

Students from CVCEC and HAECC were able to experience the effects of smoking through a project developed by the Canadian Cancer Society called Nico-Bar.  The Nico-bar is designed to help educate individuals on the dangerous side effects of smoking.  It is done by having individuals participate in hands-on activities such as seeing and safely tasting some of the harmful chemicals in cigarettes.  The presenters also had a booth that simulates what a person would look like in ten years should they continue to smoke.  Nico Bar does help give individuals a little reality on the dangers of smoking but also provides helpful support and guidance for those who wish to kick the habit.

Joanne O’Hanley

Counsellor in Vocational and Academic Training
New Frontiers School Board
Chateauguay Valley Career Centre
Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre