Kids are sending two powerful messages on Kick Butts Day: they want the tobacco industry to stop targeting them with advertising and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco."On Kick Butts Day, kids are standing up against the tobacco companies, and it's important that elected officials stand with them by supporting proven tobacco prevention measures," said Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which sponsors Kick Butts Day. "States can prevent kids from smoking and protect everyone from the toxic substances in secondhand smoke by properly funding tobacco prevention programs, increasing tobacco taxes and enacting strong smoke-free workplace policies. We know these solutions reduce smoking, save lives and save money by reducing smoking-caused health care costs."
Georgia Kids 'Kick Butts' On March 31; Kids Urge State Leaders to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives
In Georgia, kids and public health advocates are urging state leaders to pass a strong smoke-free workplace law that protects everyone from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. In Georgia, 23.7 percent of high school students smoke, and 21,900 kids become daily smokers every year. Every y...