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Thomasville kids saying NO to tobacco

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - 18.6% of Georgia High School students smoke. So today was set aside to discourage that.

It's national Kick Butts Day. Thomas Central and Thomasville High school competed in a friendly anti-tobacco graffiti wall contest.

Thomas County Central won.

Wednesday the health department set up booths at both schools to answer questions and warn kids about the dangers of tobacco.

"Several kids have been coming up here asking questions. A lot of them come up and say, 'I'm going to give this to my mom or to my dad because they need this. So we have a lot of material and they've really been taking it" said Sandra Walker, a Registered Nurse with the Thomas Co. Health Department.

The goal is a 100% tobacco free campus. Feedback


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