The students in the Karabots Junior Fellows Program did not have their weekly meeting today; however, that didn’t stop some of the Fellows from being active in the public health community. Two of our Fellows–Hanaa and Sheila–joined Jacqui Bowman and Kevin Impellizeri as they took a trip to City Hall to attend a press conference on limiting teen’s exposure to tobacco. During the press conference, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the city’s new plan to limit tobacco retailers’ presence near schools and impose tougher penalties on retailers who sell tobacco products to children and teens, including suspending the tobacco licenses of repeat offenders. The goal of the program is to help create Philadelphia’s first smoke free generation. Afterwards, Hanaa and Sheila posed with the Mayor, public officials, and other Philly youth in attendance, taking their stand against tobacco.