Mohave County’s KYCBUTT Program featured in Kingman Daily Miner

March 29, 2012

The Kingman Youth Coalition Beating Up Teen Tobacco (KYCBUTT) Club of Mohave County joined teens around the nation in activities around Kick Butts day.

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Kick Butts Day on KFYI in Phoenix

March 27, 2012

Students work to snuff out tobacco use

March 27, 2012

KYCBUTT (Kingman Youth Coalition Beating Up Teen Tobacco) Club members (from left) Brianna Brown, Amanda Spivey, Kendall Tanner and Savanna Smith, all in the 11th grade, pose Wednesday, March 21, during National Kick Butts Day activities at Kingman High School.

KINGMAN – Kingman Youth Coalition Beating Up Teen Tobacco (KYCBUTT) Club members held National Kick Butts Day activities at Kingman High and Kingman Academy of Learning.

“Both school clubs made pledge walls for their peers to pledge to be tobacco free,” Mohave County Department of Public Health Tobacco Use and Chronic Disease Prevention Program Office Specialist Annie Meredith said. “They displayed 25 headstones, some with body bags, to show the amount of people who die every 30 minutes from tobacco-related illness.”

 The club members shared informational materials with other students concerning the dangers of tobacco use. Kingman High activities took place Wednesday, March 21, while Kingman Academy activities were held Thursday, March 22.

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ABC 15 Coverage of Kick Butts Day activities in Tempe

March 27, 2012

On Kick Butts Day… Maricopa Community College reminds they will go 100% Tobacco Free

March 27, 2012

Contact: Andrew Tucker         (480) 731-8503 andrew.tucker@domail.maricopa.edu

2012 Mar 21 For Immediate Release

On “Kick Butts Day,” Chancellor Glasper Sends Reminder That all Maricopa Community College Campuses Will Go 100% Tobacco-Free on July 1, 2012

Contacts:

Tom Gariepy: 480.731.8248-office; 480.209.6046-cell Andrew Tucker: 480.731.8503

For Immediate Release

TEMPE, AZ – The Maricopa Community Colleges are about to get healthier. Today is Kick Butts Day, an annual celebration that empowers youth to stand up to tobacco. Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper took the opportunity to remind students, employees, faculty and visitors that, as of July 1, 2012, all campuses will be 100% tobacco-free.

“Last fall, we announced our BreatheEasy initiative, which will make all ten of our campuses, skill centers, satellite locations and the district office tobacco-free starting July 1,” said Chancellor Glasper. “It’s the right thing to do for the health of everyone who sets foot on our grounds. ‘Kick Butts Day’ offers an important reminder that it’s better to never pick up the habit. But we are pleased to offer assistance for those who want to quit.”

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