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Bradford County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Clubs Celebrate "Kick Butts Day"!
March 20, 2019

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996. It is expected that more than 1,000 events will take place in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world.

This year, Kick Butts Day took place March 20, 2019. All across the country and world teachers, SWAT youth and other heath activists organize events to raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community; encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.

On Kick Butts day, Bradford County SWAT members set up items in their lunch rooms on campus in Bradford County. SWAT students educated their peers and staff on the importance of kicking the habit, and, more importantly, choosing never to start using tobacco. Their education also focused on marketing tactics from tobacco companies that take place at the point of sale. SWAT students believe if their peers knew how susceptible they are to the marketing of tobacco products they would be less likely to start using the products in the first place. They hope this education on Kick Butts Day will encourage students to put down these products or never even start using them. 

For information on other leadership opportunities available though our Bradford County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Chapter, contact Jenna Hewett at JHewett@QuitDoc.com.