The 22nd annual Kick Butts Day, a day of national activism, will be held this year on March 21st. Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day encourages and empowers youth to stand up, speak out, and seize control against Big Tobacco.
Each year, 10,300 Michigan children become regular, daily smokers, of whom one-third will die prematurely because of their addiction, according to Lauren Cibor, Community Health Promotion Specialist for the Barry Easton District Health Department.
In honor of Kick Butts Day, the Barry County Tobacco Reduction Coalition is seeking participation from Barry County youth to participate in a one day after-school project the week of March 21 to discourage youth from starting tobacco use. Youth will determine what project they would like to engage in.
For more information and to participate, youth may contact Lauren Cibor at the Barry Eaton District Health Department.
Information about the national initiative can be found at: kickbuttsday.org