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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
October 15, 2003
Old enough to puff?
Teens, leaders discuss smoking
school students and state leaders will tackle issues surrounding teens and smoking
at a town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 16. The event – from 1 to 2 p.m.
in the State Capitol room 4202 – is sponsored by the LegiSchool Project
at California State University, Sacramento.
Participants will discuss California’s tough anti-smoking laws and prevention
campaigns, as well as proposed legislation to increase the state’s smoking
age from 18 to 21.
Panelists will include Teresa Stark from the office of Assemblymember Paul Koretz,
who authored the smoking age bill; Dustin Corcoran of the California Medical
Association; and others. Students from Hiram Johnson High in Sacramento, Lodi
High, Redondo High in Redondo Beach and Castro Valley High will attend the meeting,
while students at Alps View High in Weaverville will participate by telephone.
Hundreds of other students in California will view the meeting on the California
Channel or on videotape.
Paula Gardner, a professor from the CSUS College of Education, will moderate
The LegiSchool Project is an award-winning civic education effort of CSUS and
the State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies.
More information is available from LegiSchool Project Director Kolleen Ostgaard
at (916) 278-6906, or by visiting www.csus.edu/legischool.
Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156