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Campaign to make EBR smoke free gains several endorsements

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

More people have joined the fight to stop smoking in Baton Rouge bars and casinos. 

In a news conference held Wednesday, the Smoke-Free East Baton Rouge Campaign talked about the growing movement as they gained new endorsements from AARP-Louisiana, two local musicians and Miss Louisiana 2015 April Nelson

The campaign said that the endorsement from AARP is particularly important because the large number of elderly who frequently go to the three casinos in Baton Rouge.  

The local musicians are Kenny Neal, a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and multiple Grammy nominee, and Michael Foster, founder of the Michael Foster Project and Arts Ambassador to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. 

Nelson told a story about her father who died from secondhand smoke. 

In January, a community meeting was held to discuss the campaign

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