"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey
As a child I was unaware of the effects tobacco had on my environment, and the people around me. My family consisted of very few smokers, but there was one I was around constantly, my grandfather. One day he decided it was time to quit, and I began to do some research. I found out about the Big Tobacco companies and their harmful marketing tactics. This led me to join SWAT and his courage caused me to join several other clubs, including student government, student council, etc. I’ve been a part of SWAT for a year now, and I’m excited to continue to grow and advocate with the Youth Advocacy Board.