Shasta County Calif.—Young people from Shasta County will join thousands of students across the country to take part in Kick Butts Day.
On March 21st from 9 a.m. to noon students will meet at Volonte Park in Anderson.
National Kick Butts Day is a nationwide initiative that turns teens into leaders in the effort to stop tobacco use.
Students from Anderson New Technology High School will participate in student-led activities to highlight the negative impacts of tobacco use, how tobacco companies are targeting teens, and the impact cigarette butts have on the environment.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year more than 480,000 deaths are tobacco related including deaths from second hand smoke.
More than 1,000 youth become addicted to tobacco in the United States every day, and one in three of them will die prematurely because of tobacco use.
North state teens are choosing to stand out and speak up against tobacco.
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