Celebrate Kick Butts Day

 

Kick Butts Day 2016 Encourages Community to Kick the Habit!

 

Montana’s youth tobacco prevention program, reACT!, is collaborating with the Great Falls Public Schools CARE Program to celebrate National Kick Butts day. This year, the club is encouraging the community to kick the habit for the day, week, or forever!

For the past month, reACT members and leaders have been picking up cigarette butts in and around smoke free areas. These areas include Middle Schools, High schools and city parks in Great Falls. Hundreds of butts have been picked up in these areas and will be on display at schools. The butts were picked up to showcase that although these are supposed to be smoke free areas, rules aren’t always followed.

20160316_083942(These canisters showcase cigarette butts collected from middle schools, high schools, Lions Park and Gibson Park)

ReACTors will use this week to educate the community about smoking areas and encourage those who use tobacco to Kick the Habit on March 16th. Using the hashtag #kickbuttscascade, reACTors are asking people to post pictures of themselves kicking the habit!

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 host 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.

Visit the reACT Facebook page to show your support!

https://www.facebook.com/cascadecountymtreact/