Published on February 23rd, 2021 | by Burlington Partnership0
Take Down Tobacco Day
There will be activities happening at your local school this week. Reach out to Reagan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
WHAT IS TAKE DOWN TOBACCO DAY?
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 program is a 365-day effort that culminates every spring with the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action. 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of this program, and there have been many important victories since the first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996.
Over the past quarter century, the U.S. has made remarkable progress in doing just what the Kick Butts Day name describes: kicking butts. But even though youth smoking rates are on a downward trend and at an all-time low, skyrocketing youth e-cigarettes rates are reversing the progress we’ve made toward achieving the first tobacco-free generation. And of course, from cigarettes and cigars to smokeless tobacco to heat-not-burn cigarettes, the tobacco industry peddles a wide range of addictive and dangerous products that put kids at risk across the globe.
Take Down Tobacco is a reflection of both how far we've come and how far we still need to go to achieve the first tobacco-free generation.
Learn more about National Take Down Tobacco Day here: takedowntobacco.org