Over 13 pounds of cigarette butts collected ahead of Great American Smokeout
November 28, 2019
Earlier this month, on Nov. 5, several Wrangell High School cheerleaders helped SEARHC employee Tammi Meissner pick up cigarette butts on Front Street. In an email to the Sentinel, Meissner said that they managed to clean up 13.4 pounds of cigarette butts from the street and sidewalks. This was done ahead of the Great American Smokeout, which is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of November. The GASO is hosted by the American Cancer Society to promote the risks of smoking and ways to quit the habit.
"More than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the sing...