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Kick Butts Day is a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

About Kick Butts Day

Frequently Asked Questions About Kick Butts Day

The basics

What is Kick Butts Day?

Missed the big day? You can hold a Kick Butts Day event at any time throughout the year! Check out our activities database for ideas.

Why is Kick Butts Day important?

We have made great strides in the fight against tobacco. But every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing more than 480,000 people every year.

By getting involved in Kick Butts Day and other activities, America’s youth can raise awareness about the tobacco problem, encourage peers to be tobacco-free and support effective solutions to reduce tobacco use.

How can I get involved?

You can organize a Kick Butts Day event or activity for youth to mobilize them and raise awareness about the problems of tobacco use in your school or community.

Note: In order to have your event officially counted as part of Kick Butts Day, be sure to register it during Kick Butts Day season.

To get started with your event, you can follow these three simple steps:

How do I get my event officially counted as part of Kick Butts Day?

You will need to register it. You will need to create an account in order to register.

How does the Facebook login work?

You can create a Kick Butts Day account using your email address – or your Facebook account. Here’s how:

What if I'm unable to hold a Kick Butts Day event on March 20, 2019?

Every day is Kick Butts Day in the fight against Big Tobacco. You can use the activities database to get ideas for events to take a stand against tobacco on any day of the year, but the more events across the country that we can coordinate on the actual day, the more likely we are to be heard on the national stage. Be sure to register your event!

Where can I find ideas for what to do on Kick Butts Day?

Our activities database includes activity examples that you can use or adapt. There is plenty of room for creativity. Combine activities, use one of our highlighted visuals to enhance your event, or center your event around a looming policy issue in your town or state.

Use our quick search to pick the activity that suits your needs. You can sort by participant age range, budget, or time it takes to plan the event.

We will update the activities database with fresh ideas leading up to Kick Butts Day! Be sure to check back and find the latest and greatest activities!

How long has the Kick Butts Day program been in existence?

The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.

How do I contact you if I have general Kick Butts Day questions?

Please email us at If you have web-specific technical questions, please email

About Kick Butts Day Grants

Do you award grants?

This year we will again offer mini-grants to select applicants. The deadline to submit a mini-grant application is January 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Register your Kick Butts Day event and apply here.

Publicizing your event

How can I get a newspaper article written about my event?

After you register your event, our Kick Butts Day media team will contact you for details and work with you to get media attention. If you want to be more proactive, check out our page on how to Promote Your Event To The Media.

Can you post our Kick Butts Day pictures on your Web site?

We will include user-submitted photos from Kick Butts Day in our online photo gallery. Please add your photos to the Kick Butts Day 2018 Flickr group. If you post photos to social media, be sure to hashtag them #KickButts.

Does Tobacco-Free Kids give out posters or other visual materials?

We provide customizable printable visual materials including palm cards and letterhead on our Kick Butts Day Logos and Templates page.

Can we reproduce the Kick Butts Day logo on our promotional materials?

The phrase Kick Butts Day, and its derivatives, are trademarks of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

While the logos can be used freely as part of a registered Kick Butts Day activity, they should not be used to imply that Tobacco-Free Kids has officially sponsored or endorsed any specific Kick Butts Day-related actions you take or statements you make.

In addition, the Kick Butts Day trademarked logo cannot be altered in any way, and the Kick Butts Day logo and phrases cannot be used for any other purposes beyond your Kick Butts Day activities without express prior permission from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

If you would like permission to use the Kick Butts Day logo or phrases for any purposes beyond this year's Kick Butts Day activities, please contact and put "Use of Kick Butts Day logo" in the subject line.

About the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

What is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. Find out more.

Who funds the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids accepts no government or tobacco industry funding, but relies on contributions from individuals, philanthropic foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations. Find out more about how to make a donation.

Are you affiliated with the truth campaign?

No. The truth campaign is part of Truth Initiative, an organization created and funded by the multi-state Master Settlement Agreement. The Tips from Former Smokers campaign is run by the US Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Real Cost campaign. However, we do collaborate with both of these organizations.

How can I contribute to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?

You can contribute securely online to Tobacco-Free Kids. Or simply mail in your donation to:

1400 I Street, NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the Center are tax deductible as a charitable contribution and support the education and outreach efforts. The CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND is a 501(c)(4) organization that focuses on the advocacy and lobbying activities. Donations to the 501(c)(4) are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Can a member of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids staff come to our school/organization for a presentation or a demonstration?

While we cannot fulfill every request to have our staff members speak, we might know an expert in your area who would be a good substitute. Fill out our Speaker Request Form to contact us and tell us about your event.

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