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High school students kick butts to end tobacco use

Pelham High School students raised awareness of the dangers of smoking. Pelham High School students raised awareness of the dangers of smoking.
Students heard from two women who lost their voice boxes resulting from smoking. Students heard from two women who lost their voice boxes resulting from smoking.
Savannah Chastain Savannah Chastain
PELHAM, GA (WALB) -

Pelham High School students kicked butt Thursday. 

Cigarette butts.

Representatives from the Southwest Public Health District educated students about the dangers of smoking and using tobacco products.

Statistics show that 19 percent of high school students in the state use tobacco products. 

Students heard stories from two women who lost their vocal boxes to throat cancer as a result of smoking. 

"You see the end result," said high school student Savannah Chastain. "You see what really happens if I continue to do smoking, or if I continue to chew tobacco, or whatever.  You really can see what can happen in the end."  

Students have presented the school board with a potential policy to add Pelham city schools to the list of one hundred percent tobacco free schools.  

They are waiting for approval. 

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