The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), in collaboration with other local organizations, will encourage youth to take a stand against big tobacco companies and educate their peers about the importance of not smoking on Kick Butts Day, Wednesday, March 20.
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism which empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against big tobacco companies. Health officials want to raise awareness of the tobacco problem, encourage youth to stay tobacco-free and urge strong action to protect kids from tobacco.
Representatives from the health department will be at the following locations on Wednesday, March 20, to distribute information and tips on smoking cessation:
• Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
10 a.m. to noon
• University of Memphis-University Center