Kick Butts Day


What is Kick Butts Day?

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.

What events happen in Berks County?

Every year, the Council on Chemical Abuse participates with local high schools to provide tobacco education around this day. “There’s no reason to quit if you don’t start in the first place,” says Sarah Billman, Prevention Specialist. Students participate by picking up cigarette butts around the high school building. COCA also provides fun educational activities during lunch to┬ástudents. Read about what the Council did for Kick Butts Day in 2016 and 2015.

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The Council on Chemical Abuse provides countywide leadership in the development and implementation of policies, programs and a system of prevention and intervention services that prevent the onset of illegal alcohol, tobacco and drug use and treatment services that promote recovery from addiction to all substances.

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