Miss Teen Bismarck International - Emily Carson

The American Lung Association in North Dakota is pleased to put Emily Carson, Miss Teen Bismarck International, in the spotlight!

Emily is a 14-year-old Wachter Middle School student who is passionate about tobacco control.  When she won the title of Miss Teen Bismarck International, she knew she wanted to use her title to make a difference in her community and to bring visibility to an issue that affects all too many teens.  About 90% of current smokers took their first cigarette before the age of 20 and Emily works with teens to educate them about the dangers of tobacco use.

The American Lung Association in North Dakota is proud to be working with Emily to help promote her message and to reach as many teens and their parents as possible.  In fact, Governor Hoeven recently signed a Proclamation declaring November 10th Teen Tobacco Free DayMore than 81,000 or 21% of North Dakota High School students smoke and it is Emily's hope that with awareness, education and outreach she can help to lower that number and help people to quit.

Thank you, Emily, for bringing attention to this important issue and for your dedication to helping teens make good decisions!

 

(Pictured:  Emily Carson, Governor John Hoeven, ALA Staff Member Kimberlee Schneider)