Missouri youth

Health & Wealth Feature
5:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Missouri youth take on challenges of anti-tobacco advocacy

Missouri students attend a capitol day event organizaed by the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advisory Board
Katie Hiler KBIA

On a Thursday morning in late February, a group of 100 middle and high school students gathered in the rotunda of the state capitol building in Jefferson City for a capitol day event organized by the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advisory Board. Their goal was to speak with their legislators about making the building smoke-free. Unlike every other public building in Jefferson City, the capitol building doesn’t entirely comply with the city’s smoking ban - lawmakers are unofficially allowed to smoke in their offices.

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