PASCO, Wash. -- One Pasco teen is taking a stand against smoking and he hopes others will follow his lead. He says that with 3,000 teens starting to smoke every day, it is an issue he had to face.
Friday night, 16-year-old Sergio Torres organized an overnight "No-Tobacco" lock-in at the Pasco Boys and Girls Club to teach other high school leaders about the dangers of smoking.
Torres says smoking is a huge problem even among younger kids. He says, "Every year it starts earlier, in middle school even, and now more people are dying."
Friday night's meeting had games, movies, and other activities, all designed at showing the kids the dangers of smoking.Torres hopes the kids involved in tonight's meeting will spread the message to area high schools.