Kick Butts Day is this Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This is a national day used to empower youth around the country to be educated and take control of the activism against tobacco use. Kick Butt Day is organized by the campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids which is a non-profit that does not receive funding from the government or the tobacco industry. The vision of Tobacco-Free Kids is a future free of death and disease caused by tobacco.
Kick Butts Day works by allowing communities to create events that are tailored to the specific needs of the area. Events are held in schools and other venues all over the United States. The goal of these events is to put the power into the hand of youth that are directly affected by tobacco targeting.
The objectives of this campaign are instrumental in lowering the number ONE preventable cause of death in the United States. These include raising awareness of the tobacco problem in specific regions or states, encouraging youth to stay tobacco free, and urging political officials to take action to protect youth from tobacco.
How can you get involved? By visiting kickbuttsday.org, you can search for events being held near you. If you have an idea that could help educate and empower the next generation about the dangers of tobacco use, you can plan and register your event on the site as well.
The hope of the Kick Butts Day is that after the events on March 21, every day we as individuals will become advocates for tobacco-free living and addiction prevention.
If you are in the process of quitting or are considering quitting your use of tobacco, please call the Tennessee Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 or visit www.tnquitline.org for more information.