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An Everett teen group has been awarded a grant to work on antitobacco issues. Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse, a program of the Everett Community Health Partnership, will receive $3,500 from The 84 Movement to help educate the community about the dangers of tobacco and offer ways to reduce the influence of the tobacco industry in its neighborhoods. “Smoking is the number one preventable cause of disease and death in Massachusetts and in the world today, and we want our young people to realize that they have the power and the creativity to help prevent a new generation of people from becoming addicted to tobacco,“ Jamie Stein, Substance Abuse Coalition coordinator at the Everett Community Health Partnership, said in a prepared statement. The grant was among 14 awarded by The 84 Movement, a statewide organization of young people that works to protect communities from the influence of the tobacco industry. Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse is a chapter of The 84 Movement.

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