National Take Down Tobacco Day started in 1996 as a day of anti-smoking activism. Formally known as "Kick Butts Day", Take Down Tobacco Day has seen participation from teachers, kids, youth leaders, health advocates, and parents over the years to raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their communities. This national holiday began as a way to get anti-tobacco legislation passed, and has continuously encouraged kids to choose a tobacco-free lifestyle along the way! If you want to participate, here are a few ways to get involved today:
1. Gather with friends and family and pick up cigarette butts in your community; this isn't just a way to clean up the burden of tobacco, but also to raise awareness of the impact these products have on our planet!
2. Take a pledge with your kids and neighbors to be tobacco-free and post about it on social media; there is no excuse not to participate and get others involved!
3. Talk to your child about the dangers of smoking; tell your children about the harmful affects of smoking, and the benefits of living a tobacco-free life!
And if you are a current tobacco user that would like to kick your "butts" to the curb, call 1-800-QUITNOW or click here for free resources to help you on your journey to choosing a tobacco free lifestyle!
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