CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Butt out! That’s the message some teens wanted to get out at the legislature on Tuesday. It was Tobacco-Free Day and the teens are part of the anti-tobacco group RAZE.
Spring Valley High School student Jason Nichols and dozens of others invaded the state capitol with a message they say is working.
Nichols said RAZE works because it’s teenagers addressing teenagers about the dangers of smoking and the other uses of tobacco. He said many are listening.
Nichols said one of his greatest accomplishments is being able to convince his mother, a 30-year smoker, to quit smoking.
“I was telling her what the harmful effects of tobacco does to you and what it can cause and how it effects your lung and all of the bad, harmful effects it has on the human body,” he said.