Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. As a teacher, youth leader or health advocate, you can organize events to raise awareness of the tobacco problem, encourage youth to stay tobacco-free and urge strong action to protect kids from tobacco.
Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Tobacco costs the U.S. more than $96 billion in health care expenditures and $97 billion in lost productivity each year.
While the U.S. has made major progress against tobacco use, one in five Americans still smokes, and more than 3,000 kids try their first cigarette each day.
For information about out how you can organize a Kick Butts Day event in your community, visit www.kickbuttsday.org.