NATIONAL KICK BUTTS DAY
National Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
The day not only empowers students to say no to tobacco but it also gives them the tools to become a tobacco-free generation. However, they cannot do it alone. They require the support and conversations of their families, teachers, and communities at large. These conversations include policies that prevent tobacco products targeted at youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use by youth increased by 1.5 million users in 2018.
Around the United States, teachers, youth leaders, and health advocates organize events raising awareness and providing education for a tobacco-free lifestyle. The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is participating in this national awareness day in local schools through creative activities aimed at continuing conversations about healthy lifestyles.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalKickButtsDay
How can you get involved?
- Empower every generation to be tobacco-free, especially our youth. Build-up their leadership skills so they can be a tobacco-free and resistant generation.
- Write to policymakers and make yourself heard.
- Speak out and promote policies proven to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Invite others to join you in raising awareness and to help protect kids.
Stand against tobacco and use #NationalKickButtsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL KICK BUTTS DAY HISTORY
Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1995.
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