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Posted on: March 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] April 3, 2019 is Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day that raises awareness of the importance of preventing tobacco use among teens.

Did You know?...

Tobacco is the #1 cause of preventable death in MA & the US!

Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. Thousands more die from chewing tobacco.

2,800 youth in MA become daily smokers each year.

Over 90% of adult smokers started before they were 18.

103,000 young people alive today in MA will die early from tobacco-related illnesses.

Youth in MA smoke almost 15 million packs of cigarettes a year.

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