Guthrie’s SWAT team moves in on tobacco use

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If it is up to the Logan County and Guthrie Junior High SWAT team they just spent their last day picking up cigarette butts in the park.

The SWAT team hit Mineral Wells Park and collected thousands of cigarette butts thrown on the ground. Photo By Chris Evans

The SWAT (Students Working against Tobacco) team spent their time Saturday morning picking up cigarette butts thrown on the ground inside Mineral Wells Park.

According to SWAT Coordinator Lewis Robinson III, the team will make a power point presentation and will present it to the Guthrie Parks Board committee, next Thursday, and ask the board to request that city council pass an ordiance that will make all parks, in Guthrie, smoke free.

SWAT is about getting in Big Tobacco’s face and letting them know that they wont be used in their deadly game.

The group was treated with hamburgers and hotdogs.

If you would like to know more about SWAT please visit their website.

Robinson was quick to thank the sponsors who help with the program: Guthrie Police Department, Bancfirst, Guthrie Rotary Club, Missy’s Donut and Bakery,  Stables Cafe and Langston University School of Nursing and Health Professions.

3 Responses to "Guthrie’s SWAT team moves in on tobacco use"

  1. Lindsey Surrett (Builders Club Sponsor)   November 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Guthrie Junior High’s Kiwanis sponsored Builders Club was happy to partner with SWAT for this park clean-up service project! Well done! We look forward to partnering with SWAT for future service projects to better our community. The Guthrie Junior High Builders Club mission is to build leaders for the future!

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  2. Julie Dearing   November 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I think it will be great to have all the parks in Guthrie go tobacco free. Kids go to parks to learn how to play and have leisure time, not to learn how to use tobacco. I fully support this initiative. Good luck tomorrow at City Council!

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  3. Terry Tennison   January 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    good idea to start awareness @ jr. high level.
    McKinney Tx has a no smoking ban downtown.
    OK hss well advertized Quit Now effective help available while Texas’s is in place but unadvertized. Why?

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