Kicking Butts

E. Anderson

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No, National Kick Butts Day isn’t about kicking butts. Well, not exactly. National Kick Butts Day is to “raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in your state or community, encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free, and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco,” states to Kick Butts online. This day became a national campaign in 1996. It took place on March 16th.

“The ReACT team is for any eighth graders who want to join,” reported retired teacher and ReACT adviser Bob Mazurek. In honor of National Kick Butts Day, seven students from the ReACT team added a message out of cups in the fence that said, “Tobacco Kills 1200 Americans Every Day.” There were no other activities in Polson, but many occurred across the country. Next year, students hopefully can spread more tobacco awareness on this day and encourage the community to get involved.

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Kicking Butts