Making a Difference: Lori Ismil

By KBJR News 1

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 10:34 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- Lori Ismil, a math teacher in Virginia makes it her personal duty to educate students on the dangers of tobacco in hopes of helping them kick the habit.

One of Ismil's students has developed her own passion for helping students quit smoking.

Together they organized Kick Butts Day, an event to support the Minnesota cigarette tax legislation.

The National Lung Association recently awarded Ismil with the Mission Leadership Award.