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Over 13 pounds of cigarette butts collected ahead of Great American Smokeout


November 28, 2019

Courtesy of Tammi Meissner

Several Wrangell High School cheerleaders assisted in cleaning up cigarette butts on Front Street earlier this month, collecting over 13 pounds of cigarette butts. Pictured here (left to right): Aaliyah Messmer, Brodie Gardner, Aria Chase, Kira Torvend, Haven Jack, and Coach Stephanie Cartwright.

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.

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