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Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day was launched in September, 1995 by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and has expanded throughout our nation. Kick Butts Day is a day celebrated nationally by teens throughout the world to raise awareness of the dangers tobacco use carries. This is their chance to stand out, speak up and seize control in the fight against tobacco!

According to the World Health Organization, five million deaths occur each year due to tobacco use. This rate is expected to rise to ten thousand deaths by year 2020. With so many tobacco products to choose from, no wonder tobacco use is the second leading cause of death in the United States. No form of tobacco is safe and even non-smokers suffer the harmful consequences of second hand smoke.

What better time than now to have a voice and speak up before it’s too late? If you would like more information on teen and adult smoking cessation classes or what you can do to help through out the community, contact the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-5400.

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