Great Falls reACTors Fight Youth Tobacco Use

Montana’s youth tobacco prevention program, reACT!, is collaborating with the Great Falls Public Schools CARE Program and the Little Shell Tribe Tobacco Program to celebrate Kick Butts Day. Great Falls reACTors will gather to join the National Kick Butts Day Initiative March 31, 2015 in honor of Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative that makes kids leaders in the effort to stop youth tobacco use that was held on March 18, 2015.

reACT! Against Corporate Tobacco is a teen-led movement that joins youth empowerment movements across the country in recognizing the power of young people to effectively take on one of the leading causes of preventable deaths—commercial tobacco use. reACT! members hosted events and activities promoting Kick Butts Day across the state of Montana.

Throughout the year, youth advocates take part in a variety of activities to protect their peers from tobacco use, including working with elected officials to develop policies that reduce youth tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and educating their peers about tobacco companies’ deceptive marketing practices.

To celebrate Kick Butts Day, middle and high school students from Great Falls and surrounding areas will gather to participate in a fun and educational reACT! Mini Summit. The summit, sponsored by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, will allow reACTors to engage in educational activities to increase their awareness of Corporate Tobacco’s deceiving marketing tactics and promote tobacco education to their peers and the community. Summit speakers will present on the differences between commercial tobacco and ceremonial tobacco use in collaboration with the Little Shell Tribe Tobacco Program. The summit will also offer interactive learning activities to be held throughout the day.

reACT Mini Summit

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Where: Great Falls College MSU

Time: 9:30a.m. – 2:00p.m.

For more information, please contact Nicole Bronec at 452-0881 x 306.

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All media inquiries should be directed to Michelle Calandra, 452-0881 x314 (office) or 788-7300 (cell)

 

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