What is Kick Butts Day? Kick Butts Day is March, 20 2013, a day when thousands of youth in every state and around the world stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Nearly, 231,000 Iowa kids are exposed to secondhand smoke at home every year. Secondhand smoke has been classified by the EPA as a Group A Carcinogen- a substance known to cause cancer in humans.
Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council (YLC) has a number of activities planned for Kick Butts Day and the week.
Van Buren High school members will be doing a cigarette butt clean up, posters and locker signs with tobacco facts, a kick ball game and a tobacco-free pledge booth.
The middle school members will be doing a cigarette butt clean up, presenting at the March Douds Community Club Meeting, and holding a “What’s in a Cigarette” display during lunch.
Harmony YLC members will be setting up a window display during the week of March 18th in downtown Bonaparte with tobacco facts and bags.
Just remember that 30 minutes of exposure to secondhand smoke can reduce the ability of the heart to pump blood and that there is NO safe amount of exposure to secondhand smoke.
To learn more about what the Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council is working on you can go to www.ylc.vbsafecoalition.com