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Young Lynners take to the State House to discuss smoking prevention

From left to right: Amani Semper, Serena Porte, Clarisse Ebeh, Valerie Robert, Prudence Harrington and Alina Garrity, adult advisor.
From left to right: Amani Semper, Serena Porte, Clarisse Ebeh, Valerie Robert, Prudence Harrington and Alina Garrity, adult advisor. (Marilyn Humphries)

LYNN — Young people from Part of the Solution, a chapter of The 84 Movement from Girls Inc. of Lynn celebrated Kick Butts Day, an annual youth tobacco prevention event, at the Massachusetts State House on May 2.  

As part of The 84 Movement, Massachusetts youth attended a youth-led rally, marched across Boston Common to the State House. There, they told lawmakers about the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities and discussed the rise of vaping and e-cigarette use among youth.

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