"Tobacco: The Day and Nighttime Teeth Staining, Cancer Causing, Bad Smelling, Make You Look 20 Years Older...Medicine" -Puxico

Puxico, Missouri, in Stoddard County, is 82 miles N of Jonesboro, Arkansas and 116 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. The city has a population of 1,145. Stoddard County was organized January 2, 1835, and named for Amos Stoddard, first American Civil Commandant of Upper Louisiana. The population is 29,705 and the County Seat is Bloomfield.

Puxico School, Principal Cindy Crabb, and Sponsor Debbie Simpson, completed a comprehensive campaign with several venues, products, and target audiences. The groups that led the campaign were the communications and media classes. They produced and placed all their projects in the elementary school, the high school, and the community. One: PSA of ‘Smokums the bear’ giving out cigarettes ending with “who are tobacco companies really targeting” Two: School Newspaper Project full of anti smoking articles completed by students. Three: Poster Contest with “Tobacco: the day and nighttime teeth staining, cancer causing bad smelling, make you look 20 years older ….. Medicine.”

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