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Quit tobacco for good (and good health) on Kick Butts Day, March 18

Tue March 17, 2015

The DuPage County Health Department is urging all smokers to join the national "Kick Butts Day" on Wednesday, March 18, and quit smoking that day to live a longer and healthier life.

Kick Butts Day is celebrating its 20th year for this national day of activism that empowers youth to stand up to the tobacco industry and raise awareness of the health problems caused by tobacco.

The Health Department, along with the Reality Illinois/Teen Advisory Panel leaders at Glenbard Schools, have organized a campaign to raise awareness of Kick Butts Day and tobacco's threat to the health of young people and the entire community.

The Reality Illinois/Teen Advisory Panel reminds all DuPage County residents that tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world.

This year's theme is "1300."Tobacco companies are targeting young people as replacement smokers for the 1,300 lives lost each day to tobacco-related diseases.

Glenbard students are saying "Don't be a replacement. Don't become 1,301."


 

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