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MONTREAL, JUNE 3, 2013 In an event which is sure to surprise many, students from John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel will subtly descend upon Philips Square downtown (Ste. Catherine, corner of Union and Philips Square) on Wednesday, June 5 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and begin a flash-mob.

Working alongside the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, students representing the JFK Youth Coalition Against Smoking will be delivering their message that this year in Quebec, more people have died from the effects of second hand smoke and smoking related diseases than those who died from alcohol abuse, AIDS, motor vehicle accidents, illegal drugs and suicide combined.

Running two to three minutes in length, the students are scheduled to preform two flash-mobs roughly 30 minutes apart, with the first taking place at 12:00 noon. Following the flash-mob, they will distribute anti-smoking flyers.

The JFK Youth Coalition Against Smoking has been preparing for this event twice per cycle since March Break.

For more information on the Youth Coalition Against Smoking, please visit:


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213