Kick Butts Day, March 16, 2016 is here! This annual national day of activism, first held in 1996, empowers our youth to voice their concerns “and take action against” Big Tobacco at events by raising “awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community. Holding these events “encourages youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free.” It is also a way for youth to “urge elected officials to take action to product kids from tobacco.”
This year several of the Palm Beach SWAT clubs, in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Health Department, will be hosting a Kick Butts Day event at Roger Dean Stadium. Students will be doing street marketing, advocacy and conducting surveys outside the stadium before the game. A big thank you to Roger Dean Stadium as they always do a wonderful job promoting the Kick Butts Day cause and hosting our students. It is not uncommon for adults attending the game to share their quit stories with the students, urge them to never use tobacco, and thank them for speaking out against tobacco and for being at the game.
If Kick Butts Day advocates are conducting surveys in your community, take a moment to stop and lend your name to their petitions. After all, this is the generation that is trying to stop tobacco.
Click HERE for more information on Kick Butts Day and get on board for next year.