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

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Why We Kick Butts

Posted by Kick Butts Day Team on 15 Nov 2018

Each year, on the third Wednesday of March, schools and communities across the country and around the world organize events for Kick Butts Day - a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The next Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2019 and we're expecting over 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world. These events will highlight the harmful consequences of tobacco use, the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics that lure kids into addiction and the proven solutions that can win the fight against tobacco.

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 hosting and participating in an event for Kick Butts Day, America’s youth can:

  • Raise awareness about the tobacco problem;
  • Encourage peers to be tobacco-free;
  • And support effective solutions to reduce tobacco use.

As we approach Kick Butts Day 2019, we’ll unveil opportunities to maximize your event’s impact in our webinar series, fund your event, train advocates and apply for the Youth Advocate of the Year Awards.

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