Archive for Monday, December 14, 2009

Students urge district to go smoke free

December 14, 2009

Students at Basehor-Linwood High School are advocating a smoke-free district.

At Monday night's Basehor-Linwood School Board meeting, three high school students made a case to board members for banning smoking on all of the district's campuses, as well as during athletic events and other school-related activities.

Included in the students' presentation was a list of other schools in the state that have banned smoking, along with statistics on when people generally first try cigarettes and how many Kansans die each year from complications linked to smoking.

For more on this story and other action taken at the school board meeting, see Thursday's issue of the Sentinel.

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