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Cheerleaders help SEARHC clean up cigarettes


November 29, 2018

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Wrangell High School cheerleaders helped SEARHC Health Educator Tammi Meissner pick up cigarette butts around Wrangell. The cigarette pick up was meant to help clean up the town, and also to support Alaska's new law requiring smoke-free workplaces. Pictured (left to right) are Aria Chase, Danika Smith, Coach Stephanie Cartwright, Mercedes Morgan, and Savannah Smith.

Several high school cheerleaders and their coach, Stephanie Cartwright, helped SEARHC Health Educator Tammi Meissner clean cigarette butts off of Front Street last week for the Great American Smokeout. The Smokeout is an annual event in November organized by the American Cancer Society, meant to showcase the dangers of smoking and encourage people to quit. The cheerleaders went down Front Street picking up cigarette butts, collecting about six pounds according to Meissner.

"It took us about an hour and a half, an hour and forty-five minutes to pick all those up," she said.

Meissner pointed...

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