National Kick Butts Day looks to get smokers to snub out the habit for good

CINCINNATI - On Wednesday, teens across the country will kick butts by taking a stand against smoking cigarettes.

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism in which youth across the country speak out against tobacco companies. The day, which is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation, encourages kids to make smart decisions when it comes to smoking.

More than 1,000 events are expected to take place in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world, according to the Kick Butts Day website.

The American Lung Association in Ohio and youth from throughout the state will be working to educate lawmakers on the high rates of youth tobacco use and the importance of tobacco prevention funding.

According to recent reports, 16 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes.

For more information about Kick Butts Day, go to http://www.kickbuttsday.org/about/ .

 

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