March 30, 2023
    Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco at more than 1,000 events planned by independent organizers across the United States and around the world.
    On Kick "Butts" Day, students and staff at LBMS are encouraged to sign a pledge to "Kick" the habit and/or encouraged friends and family to quit abusing tobacco products.
    Great strides have been made in the fight against tobacco. But every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 people every year.
    By getting involved in Kick Butts Day and other activities, youth in Long Branch can raise awareness about the tobacco problem, encourage peers to be tobacco-free and support effective solutions to reduce tobacco use.