Foróige in Kildare to launch smoking prevention film on 31  May in Kildare Town

Aimed at discouraging young people from smoking

Kim O'Leary

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Foróige in Kildare to launch smoking prevention film on 31  May in Kildare Town

Young people from Foróige’s Drug Prevention and Education Initiative in Kildare will be launching a short film to discourage others from smoking at a special screen on 31 May in The Hive, Kildare Town.

The screening is open to the public from 6pm on the day.

The film was made as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE 2019 Short Film Competition. The initiative supports youth groups to spread the word about the dangers of smoking online and in their community by creating a short film that encourages young people to be smoke free.

The group are holding the screening to mark World No Tobacco Day and promote their film and are asking the local community to support their campaign by watching and sharing their film online at www.cancer.ie/xhale2019.

The group with the most views will win an award at the X-HALE Youth Awards national event in July.

One of the participants said:“We want as many people to watch A Dangerous Game, and hopefully it will stop young people from smoking.”

Another participant explained that they “took part in the project to warn other people about the harms of smoking.”

The screening will kick off at 6pm on Friday 31 May in The Hive, Kildare Town. For further information please contact Darren on 086-795.