Media Advisory - Toronto At-Risk Youth Butt Out the Tobacco Industry

    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - TDOT, Tobacco Don't Own Toronto, will be
hosting Double Impact, an event consisting of a Spoken Word presentation and a
special screening of Freedom Writers, a Smoke-Free Movie in the afternoon.
Tomorrow, T-DOT is showcasing selected youth talent to perform their poems,
songs, raps and any other creative writing with the slogan "They Don't Own Us"
embedded in their pieces.
    The movie Freedom Writers will be featured to highlight that good movies
can be made without including scenes with smoking. Freedom Writers has no
smoking and in line with TDOT's previous initatives to petition the movie
production studios and the actors in selected movies, the group will send
thank you letters to MTV studios for keeping the movie smoke-free.

    Event details:

    What:     Private screening of Freedom Writers to show youth across
              Toronto that great movies can be made without the use of
              smoking, and to thank MTV Studios and the stars of the film for
              removing smoking in movies. The Spoken Word event will showcase
              poetic Toronto youth talent to emphasize TDOT's campaign slogan
              "They Don't Own Us".

    Who:      T-DOT (Tobacco Don't Own Toronto)

    When:     Thursday, March 15, 2007
              Registration opens at 10:00
              Spoken Word begins at 10:15 am; Movie begins at 1:45

    Where:    Spoken Word: North York Civic, Council Chambers, Lower Floor
              5100 Yonge Street, North York
              Movie: Cinema Empire Theatres at Empress Walk
              5095 Yonge St. (Empress Ave.), North York

    Interviews with T-DOT members are available. (Jaskaran, Jomo, Nilaya,
    Kevin, Hassaan)

    Tobacco Don't Own Toronto is a dynamic youth group from Toronto ages
14-19. The T-DOT group is a part of a larger youth movement across Ontario
which supports the Ministry of Health Promotion and campaign.

For further information:

For further information: Lauren Wolff, (416) 451-2061

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