What is Kick Butts Day?
Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco at more than 1,000 events planned by independent organizers across the United States and around the world. The next Kick Butts Day will be held March 21, 2018.
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. Be sure to visit kickbuttsday.org to register your event, get ideas for activities, download toolkits and more!
Stay tuned as we will be sharing activities from empowerYOUTH! and our partners in prevention across the Greater Manchester Region!