(uskings.us) Take Down Tobacco, a fresh take on Kick Butts Day, is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ signature platform for empowering people to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry. The Take Down Tobacco program is a 365 day a year effort that culminates every spring with the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action.
This year’s Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action will be held on April 1, 2021. This year also marks the 26th occurrence of this event, 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.
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