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Youth voices heard on Kick Butts Day

Youth voices heard on Kick Butts Day

Editor
Apr 3, 2014

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On Kick Butts Day, March 19, thousands of youth and public health advocates across the country stood up to Big Tobacco. In events in their schools and rallies at state capitols, they spoke out against the industry’s deceptive marketing – and their voices were heard.

Why is Kick Butts Day important? We couldn’t say it better than these supporters, whose messages were amplified in newspapers, on TV and in blogs.

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posted April 03, 2014

Lights, Camera, Fight Tobacco!

Announcing winners of Kicking Butts on Film Contest

Editor
Mar 10, 2014

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Youth across America will stand up to Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day, just nine days away on March 19, 2014.

In the fall, our Kick Butts Day team invited youth across the country to submit original public service announcements as part of our annual Kicking Butts on Film PSA Contest.

We received dozens of creative entries from all over the U.S.  These videos showed how tobacco continues to effect America’s youth in their daily lives – and how many of them are galvanized to continue the fight.

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posted March 10, 2014

Today is Kick Butts Day!

Learn about America’s most wanted tobacco villains

Editor
Mar 20, 2013

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Today is the 18th Kick Butts Day, our annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco.

With more than 1,200 events happening across the country and on military bases around the world, this is the biggest Kick Butts Day yet. Today and throughout the week, thousands of kids are taking a stand against tobacco. Find Kick Butts Day events in your area.

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posted March 20, 2013

Today is Kick Butts Day!

From Hawaii to New Hampshire, to military bases and beyond, kids take action against Big Tobacco

Editor
Mar 21, 2012

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Thousands of young people at more than 1,100 events around the country – and even overseas – are taking action against tobacco today, the 17th annual Kick Butts Day.

In all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. military bases at home and abroad, youth have planned creative, high-impact activities to promote proven solutions to tobacco use.

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posted March 21, 2012

Bump It Up a Buck to Save Lives

Kick Butts Day Rally at Georgia State Capitol

Editor
Mar 12, 2012

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With just nine days to go before Kick Butts Day, youth around the country are organizing high-impact events that highlight the dangers of tobacco use and show public officials how important it is to support policies that reduce tobacco use and saves lives. The fight against tobacco is as urgent as ever following a new U.S. Surgeon General’s report that found youth tobacco use is still a “pediatric epidemic.”

At the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, teens and health advocates will hold a rally to speak out about tobacco’s terrible toll on the state and the benefits of increasing the cigarette tax by $1. The “Bump it Up A Buck” Coalition is telling lawmakers the measure would reduce smoking, improve the health of all Georgians and generate more than $340 million in new revenue each year.

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posted March 12, 2012

And the winner is ...

Kick Butts Day PSA contest winner shows how toxins in cigarettes stay in the body

Editor
Feb 22, 2012

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Using black-and-white video and dark chocolate syrup to simulate the grim reality of smoking, three students at Suncoast Polytechnical High School in Sarasota, Florida, won the Grand Prize in this year’s Kick Butts Day PSA contest.

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posted February 22, 2012

Get on the Map!

More than 700 Kick Butts Day events already registered – where’s yours?

Editor
Feb 16, 2012

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With just five weeks to go before Kick Butts Day, March 21, more than 700 events around the country and on military bases overseas already are registered for a day of activism against Big Tobacco.

Have you registered your event?

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posted February 16, 2012

New Year Means Kick Butts Day is Coming Soon

Get ready now to take on Big Tobacco

Editor
Jan 13, 2012

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The turn of the calendar means Kick Butts Day 2012 will be here before you know it! March 21 is only weeks away, so start planning now to make your Kick Butts Day event bigger and better than ever.

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posted January 13, 2012

Lights, Camera, Let’s Take Action …

Youth can Kick Butts on film and radio

Editor
Nov 7, 2011

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Are you an aspiring filmmaker or broadcaster? Or perhaps just a passionate youth advocate with a camera or microphone who is ready to take on Big Tobacco?

The 4th annual Kicking Butts on Film (… and Radio!) contest is underway.

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posted November 07, 2011

Thousands of Young People Take on Tobacco Industry

Youth from all corners of the country take action on Kick Butts Day

Editor
Mar 23, 2011

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Thousands of young people at hundreds of events from coast-to-coast are taking action against tobacco use today — the 16th annual Kick Butts Day!

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against Big Tobacco at hundreds of events across the USA — and even abroad.

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posted March 23, 2011

Get on the Map!

Hundreds of Kick Butts Day events registered — where's yours?

Editor
Mar 9, 2011

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We're two weeks away from Kick Butts Day, and more than 500 events from coast to coast already are registered. 

On March 23, thousands of youth will create pledge walls, hold rallies and stand out, speak out and seize control against Big Tobacco.

This interactive map shows registered events so that people in your community, the press and other Kick Butts Day participants can see how YOU are taking action. It also provides KickButtsDay.org viewers with contact information for event organizers, so other organizers can partner, combine events or share ideas!

Kick Butts Day Events on the Map

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posted March 09, 2011

Youth Around the Country Prepare to Kick Butts

Annual day of activism helps kids — and adults — turn down tobacco

Editor
Feb 16, 2011

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The 16th annual Kick Butts Day is coming on March 23, 2011.

What is it?

A nationwide event where young people stand out, speak up and seize control against tobacco! All day, and all across the country, youth hold events that educate their peers about tobacco, advocate for strong tobacco-control policies and protest cuts in funding for programs that keep kids from smoking and help smokers quit.

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posted February 16, 2011

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