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tobacco industry is marketing with those products. >> and they spend a lot of money on advertising to do so. can you give us an i ia on how much they spend? >> yeah. the tobacco industry spends $8.8 billion a year in marketing their products. that's about $24 million a day and $1 million every single hour. and over the last 20 years, we've done a lot of really great work, and we've been able to reduce youth smoking rates over half. but in connecticut, we still have 13.5% of youth who still smoke, so there's definitely a lot of work we still need to4do. >> yes, there is. and you guys refer to something called a "replacement smoker." what is that, exactly? >> so, this may sound outrageous and crazy, but a tobacco company essentially compared young adults, youth, to replacement smokers to replace the 500,000 people who die each year
and so, that's just pretty outrageous, you know, calling a whole generation replacement smokers. and so that's where the "not a replacement" campaign kind of came into fruition, and it essentially kind of harnesses the power of the selfie, and it kind of gets youth to take their own selfie statements saying that they are not replacement smokers, that they're so much more than that, that they're musicians and athletes and dancers and readers. and it really highlights how diverse our generation is. well, that sounds like a great campaign. what else can teens do to help stop this? >> well, the biggest thing is speaking up, having a voice. that's the great part about the work magi was doing in florida. she saw an issue, and she spoke up aut it. and she'the one, with her group, created this amazing "not a replacement" campaign, which any young person can get involved with by going to kickbuttsday.org. they can download a selfie statement, they can upload it
so, just by taking a stand is one of the first ways that we really want to encourage young people across the nation to really join in. >> and just to add to that, you know, there are youth who are currently, you know, doing state-house rallies and talking to their legislators about tobacco-free issues, something as simple e going to your school's health club or taking the time out of your day to print out a selfie statement. simply by just caring about the issue, youth are doing a lot to make a change. >> gustavo, magi, this is a lot of great information. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> studieseshow that 90% of adult smokers began smokinin while in the teens or younger. that's why it's so important for us to be aware of their advertising tactics -- so we never start smoking. but if you know someone who does, they need to stop. so, share this number -- 1-800-quit-now. they even have a special program
can be such a bibiproblem. >> we're alwayaytold that we should enjoy the great outdoors. but as scott reports, we also need to be careful. >> whether it's your backyard or a hiking trail in a national park, you have to beware of the wildlife. [ bear roars ] well, things like bears, mountain lions, gators, and snakes are obvious. i'm talking about a critter that's so small, it's often hard to see. >> [ screams ] >> yes, i'm talking about ticks. and dr. sheila nolan's an expert. she's a from the maria fareri children's hospital at westchester medical center. so, why are ticks trouble? >> so, not all ticks are trouble. certain ticks can carry diseases that they can transmit to people, and those are the ticks that are trouble. >> what sort of diseases can they carry? >> so, it depends on where you live. certain ticks can cause diseases such as lyme disease.
another one is rocky mountain spotted fever. and there's lots of other diseases that you see throughout the country, just depends on where you live. >> so, how can we avoid being bitten by ticks? >> so, ticks like to live in wooded areas, long, high, grassy areas. when you're going into those areas, you should wear long sleeves, long pants. you should tuck your pants into your shoes and socks, and wear bug spray, spray bug spray, preferably one that has deet in it. and light-colored clothing is also something good so if the tick is on your clothing or starting to crawl, then you can easily identify it and pick it off.f. >> okay, so we do all that. are we done? >> no. the most important thing is to check yourself to see if any ticks have gotten on your skin. ticks like to crawl on, and they bury themselves a little bit under, 'cause they're looking for your blood and they want to feed on your blood. so, the main thing to do is to look. if you see that a tick is just crawling, you can pick it off
and removevet. >> okay, so we find one of these blood suckers on us. what do we do? >> if you see that a tick has started to -- is attached and it's not easy to take off, then what you need to do is get a tweezers and gently and slowly pick it at the body, the fattest part of it, and slowly remove it. >> so, how can you tell if you haha a disease from a titi? >> so, tick illnesses can present in lots of different ways. you'll see rashes with some, fevers with others. the main thing to do is, if you've been bitten by a tick, once you've removed the tick and you are concerned that it's been on your skin for a long period of time, because it takes time for the tick to be able to actualal transmit a disease, you can bring it to your doctor. you can call your doctor and let them know that you have a concern. if you do remove the tick and are going to bring it to your doctor, put it in a ziplock plastic bag just in case, per chance, it's still alive. [ chuckles ] you don't want it crawling away on you.
but then, the main thing to do is, if you feel ill, if you are cocoerned about certainn symptoms, is to give your doctor a call. >> s s are ticks such a problem that we should really be worried about going outdoors? >> no. you need to be able to go outdoors, and not all ticks will transmit diseases, so if you follow the good precautions and make sure you do tick checks, then you should be just fine. >> well, i'll keep all that in mind. thank you, doctor. >> you're welcome. >> so, before you go into a risky area, you might want to make a checklist of the doctor's dos and don'ts and "tick" off each one. for "teen kids news," i'm scott. >> for most of us, the common cold is all too common, but here's something you probably didn't know. coughing can be more than just a nuisance. it can actually hurt you. fact, if you cough h o hard, you could crack a a b, and that's nothing to sneeze at. >> using brushes and paint, students have created a touching tribute to our men and women in
my report is coming up. >> the men and women of america's military put their lives at risk to keep us safe. a lot of us take their service and sacrifice for granted, but not the kids at one school in brooklyn. eric has the story of their ongoing effort to honor fallen heroes. >> we've reported before about mckinley junior high school. what started as an unusual art project has grown over the years. the last time we visited the school, the students were unveiling a tribute to the heroic first responders on 9/11. the hallway art wasn't simply for decoration. it was also for education. one of the teachers behind the project realized that many students were growing up unaware of a very important part of ou recent history -- the terrorist attacks on september 11, 2001. >> they knew nothing about 9/11, and we decided we're gonna
we're gonna do a mural 270 feet long that will explain the whole thing. >> that part of the project was finished back in 2012, but they didn't stop there. >> thank you for giving me the opportunity... >> recently, guests gathered at the school once again. and this time, in addition to police officers and firefighters, there were representatives from the military on hand. that's because the newest mural created by the students honors the men and women of our armed forces. it begins with the flag of heroes above the doorway and continues all the way down the hall. >> the 6,000 names that are on these walls here are the sosoiers who died in iraq and afghanistan helping to keep our country safe from terrorists. >> each name was carefully
>> we worked on the mural for eight months. there's a lot of hard workers here. >> a lot of the work was done early in the mororng, before classes started. >> the leaves -- we've made them go and float into the names, symbolizing the rebirth and the memory of the soldiers, because they're still within us in our hearts. >> and like the soldiers they're honoring, the artists wear their own special version of dog tags. >> it shows that you've been working on t t mural and that you have the courage to work on it and make a difference. >> and it's supposed to, once again, represent hope, freedom, everything the soldiers fight for. >> i've been in combat five times, and every time you deploy and you're away from your family, away from, actually, the united states, a l l of time, you wonder if f ople really care and if people are actually thinking about you.
when i see things like this. >> i have deployed, too, and it brings memories back just to see these names on the walls. and to see some of the paintings that they have done -- it's remarkable.. what really impressed me the most is that our k ks are taking the time to do this. >> this is truly incredible to thinthat basically sixth through eighth graders did all this. you know, just to know that the younger generation really, you know, appreciates the sacrifice of those who have gone before them is reallylyumbling. >> at ththschool assembly earlier that morning, one of the guests sang a song she had written. >> 17 my memory of you wi never fade the song is about what it means to never forget. and what the words really indicate is that the people who we've lost still exist in our lives. they're not forgotten, and that's what thth song is all
you sacrificed that day you're gone but not forgotten and no matter how many years my memory of you will never fade >> i really want to honor these people, and i want to learn more. >> disappear >> the mural project has been going on for more than 10 years. recently, they've chosen a new hallway to honor the first responders of superstorm sandy. for "teen kids news," i'm eric. >> this important message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation.
elephant. >> who doesn't love the circus? alexa visited one that bills itself as having a lototf "s"sl." >> when you go to the circus, you expect to see acrobats, wild animals, and other incredible acts from faraway countries. as zeke explained to me, the universoul circus certainly has all that. >> we bring different people from china. we bring them from africa. we bring them from brazil. we bring them from france. jean claude -- he's out of france. we go to africa.
[ hip-hop music plays ] >> what makes this circus different from other circuses? >> what makes it different to me is that it's more interactive. you're not just sitting out there looking at the show. you actually become a part of the e ow. we getetids in the audiencee dancing. that's one of my thrills. >> as one of the co-hosts, zeke interacts with the audience throughout the show. he even plays simon says, but with a bit of a twist. >> simon says open your legs like this, bend down. simon says arms out to the side. simon says wiggle your fingers like this. simon says s sm like this. and we going, bump, da-bump, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, dun, and that's a swag surf. you got it. simon says swag surf! bow! alexa, you got it. boo-ya! >> ever wonder why circuses have rings?
best way for riders to do tricks on cantering horses. why did you want to join the circus? >> well, i'm glad for the opportunity to showcase my country's talent and to do different stuff at the same time. >> so, you actually get to ride this elephant behind us? what's that like? >> yes, i do. it's different, because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. it's a little challenging. the elephants have a mind of their own, but it's a great opportunity. this is my beautiful elephant. >> in addition to riding an elephant, she's also a caribbean dancer and showgirl. so, what does it take to be a showgirl? >> first, you need one of these beautiful headpieces. >> wow. >> can i put it on you? >> i would love that. wow! this is big. i feel like a bird. could you teach me some of the moves you do on the elephant? >> sure. i can teach you one or two moves. >> maybe i can practice them on the ground while you go on the elephant.
>> hit, hit. you got that? hit, hit. pose. around. >> just watching her made my head spin. i was happy to make the elephant's acquaintance from safely on the ground. hi. wow, and that's its nose? >> this is the trunk. aikea. >> can i pet it? aikea. wow. [ chuckles ] it's so -- it's pointing its nose at me. it's so big and pretty. i love the headpiece that it wears. it's so glittery. this circus not only prides itself on being interactive and entertaining, it's also proud of the messages it t nds to kids in the audience we got educational things where we have a kids' pledge where we do a motto thing where we keep
love your family, and always believe in yourself. and anything in life that you want to accomplish, you can accomplish. >> part traditional circus and part cultural celebration, the universoul circus is all fun. for "teen kids news," i'm alexa. >> a dutch firm and a software company are creating a robot that can build bridges. using technology similar to what printers use, the robot shoots out cords of molten steel in intricate patterns. once the steel hardens, the robot moves forward and shoots out more molten metal.l. it's like a a ain building its own tracks.
>> you got your seatbelt on? >> if tom cruise is behind the wheel you know it's going to be a thrill ride. and "mission: impossible -- rogue nation" is loaded with jaw-dropping stunts. >> go. >> the syndicate is real, and they know who we are. >> the syndicate is targeting agent ethan huhu and his i.m.f., e impossible mission force. >> a rogue nation trained to do what we do. >> an anti-i.m.f. >> they're comg after us with everything they've got. >> with support from their own government cut off, the i.m.f. is on the run on the ground... and in the air. and tom cruise performs these amazing stunts himself, a feat that is not thatatommon in hollywood. >> open the door! >> come on. >> yeah, i'm trying. >> benji, open that door right now! >> cruise tas on one incredible stunt after another, including an underwater sequence that is literally breathtaking. >> you have to get through 12 feet of concrete and 70,000 gallons of pressurized water without any metal. >> no oxygen tanks. [ inhales deeply ]
>> these scenes are challenging for the actor and the filmmakers. >> underwater photography is extraordinarily difficult and time consuming. it's dangerous. it's slow. >> the crew built a huge filming tank, and each shot was carefully planned so they knew what it was going to take to capture the underwater action. we realized very quickly that tom was going to have e be holding his breath for a very long time. >> normally in underwater sequences, people hold their breath for 10 seconds, 15 seconds max. so, i had to prove to everyone that it was actually safe. >> cruise and his co-star rebecca ferguson went through military-style training. >> basically what i'm doing is taking tom and rebecca through a breath-hold special operations program. >> you act differently. don't breathe. >> with practice, tom cruise learned how to hold his breath for six minutes! >> [ gasping ] >> do not try this at home. but soon, you can enjoy the movie at home. the "mission: impossible -- rogue nation" blu-ray combo pack with digital hd includes the blockbuster movie plus really
see that down there? it's a moraine. it was shaped by glaciers thirteen thousand years ago. what? why should you care now? w, because our landspes and soils affect everything from farming, to forests, to lakes, to rivers, even to the water we drink! and that's why we need to discover the mysteries of glaciers and how they shaped the land here in wisconsin... as we trek the ice age trail here... into the o odoors. hey! hey! hey! do you, do you, do you hear the call? yeah! into the outdoors! chores are done, let's have some fun! there's so much to do and see; the outdoors is the place to be! into the outdoors! come explore with me! it's a philosophy! spring, summer, winter, fall!
into the outdoors! earth and sky and the wet and wild! jump in and you will see: there's no place that you'd rather be! into the outdoors! (foot stomp) (josh) alright, before we can begin to understand how glaciers shaped our land in wiscons, first we need to know a few things about glaciers. so let's check in with master control. are you down there? (emma) thanks, josh, we'll take it from here. so what are glaciers? and how are they formed? basically, they're made up of ice and snow; lots of ice and snow. here's how it works. if clite conditions are just right, snow keeps piling up in layers that get thicker and thicker. this can happen over a really long time, across a large area. the key to making glaciers is to