Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual day of action.
The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is a day of activism where communities across the globe rally to push for the first tobacco-free generation. Youth tobacco rates are at a 20-year high in the U.S. due to the worsening youth e-cigarette epidemic, and tobacco is still the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and across the globe. On March 18, 2020, students, teachers, parents, elected leaders, health professionals, advocates and concerned citizens are standing up to Take Down Tobacco.
Watch for webinars from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in the weeks leading up to The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action to help you prepare.
Visit https://www.takedowntobacco.org/ for activity ideas, event registration, and tons of other resources that will help make your event a success.
For more tips on youth engagement, see what our guest bloggers have done for “Kick Butts Day” in past years:
- Kick Butts Day with Stop the Violence, Oklahoma City
If your community is hosting an event for Take Down Tobacco,
- Share what you have planned here in the forum (login required), or be inspired by others’ local events.
- Click here for more information about registering your event to receive event tips, email updates, free tool kits, and be eligible for prizes leading up to the day of action!
Are you working on Take Down Tobacco or other youth engagement programs throughout the year?
Connect with statewide Tobacco Use Prevention Program Coordinator Chantel Hartman (@chantelhartman) — she is gathering up-to-date contact information for SWAT team members / youth advocates and adult partners.