Red Ribbon Week tackles health issues in area schools
Lake Park-Audubon fourth-grader Nick Rivers jumped up and down with a weighted backpack strapped to his back Monday morning.
"Uh, this is tiring," he said, smiling and hopping away.
Nick was getting a little taste of what it might feel like to be a smoker.
"They jump first without a backpack, and then they jump with the heavy backpack on to see what it feels like to have less lung capacity and how tired they get," said nursing student Danielle Aldrich.