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Clinic steers kids away from bad habits

Date posted: 19 July 2016

Children and teenagers in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (WA), honed their basketball skills with Goldfields Giants import players, Jacob Holmen and Kenny 'KJ' Manigault, at a coaching clinic last week. 

The clinic was run by Bega Garnbirringu's tobacco action and youth teams. Regional Tobacco Coordinator, Sachin Khera, said it was all about engaging youth with sport so they would not pick up smoking habits. 

Mr Khera said the Giants players were role models to the youth, especially the import players, because they expose them to pathways they would never had considered. 

'We want to stop them from picking up the [smoking] habit, or even getting a taste now,' Youth Engagement Coordinator, Mr Morrison said. 'Prevention is best.'

Source: Kalgoorlie Miner

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