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

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


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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Yuma County Gets Involved on Kick Butts Day

March 27, 2012

The San Luis Middle School Health Ambassadors group made signs with tobacco facts and stats to place around the entrance of their school.  The youth also placed a tobacco message on their fence in front of school that read “tobacco lies”.  Kids, parents, and college students that were coming into campus could see the messages.


San Luis High School celebrated KBD with their Science Night event at school.  After learning about the negative effects of tobacco, middle and elementary school kids signed a pledge for someone they know that smokes whom they wish would stop smoking.  Youth also passed out dum-dums with tobacco facts.  Read the rest of this entry »

FDA panel reports that dissolvable tobacco products could reduce risks; increase tobacco users

March 23, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the number of tobacco users.

Dissolvable tobacco is finely milled tobacco pressed into shapes like tablets that slowly dissolve in a user’s mouth.

Despite its findings, the panel noted that there’s a lack of research on the products. They make up a small share of the market.

Tobacco companies are focusing on cigarette alternatives for future sales growth as demand for cigarettes declines.

The FDA plans to review the findings to decide any future actions, but there’s no timeline for it to act.

The report posted online ahead of a Friday deadline was mandated by the law giving the FDA authority over the industry.


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