Youth advocates gearing up for Kick Butts Day on March 28.
"(Kick Butts Day) is a day to stand out, speak up and seize control in the fight against tobacco," according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Public health educators, parents and civic and youth leaders can play a role by helping youth in their communities get organized and plan events. The Kick Butts Day Web site includes information on planning activities, facts on tobacco use and downloadable activity guides.
More than 1,000 youth become addicted to tobacco every day, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and more than a third of them will die prematurely because of tobacco use. Tobacco is the leading U.S. cause of preventable death and disease. To learn more, see <http://kickbuttsday.org>.
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|Publication:||The Nation's Health|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2007|
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