Students hear convincing anti-smoking message


New Palestine Elementary School fifth-graders breathe through straws as part of an experiment to see what it feels like to be short of breath as a smoker. (Kristy Deer / Daily Reporter)

NEW PALESTINE — Fifth-graders at New Palestine Elementary School took plastic straws normally used for sipping beverages and placed them in their mouths while holding their noses. The goal was to get the students to breathe through a restricted source of air to show them how hard it is for the lungs of a smoker to work properly.

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