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National Kick Butts Day

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Today is national “Kick Butts Day”. It’s a day when kids across the country come together and pledge not to smoke.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Today is national “Kick Butts Day”.  It’s a day when kids across the country come together and pledge not to smoke.

We all know smoking is bad for our health, but here in Utah it is still a problem with our youth.

One group, The Utah Pride Center right here in Salt Lake, is holding a rally against smoking this weekend.

We talked with Gabe Glissmeyer from the Pride Center about their event.

If you want to attend their event or any of the others, here are some dates, times, and contact numbers:

  • Students from Tooele County “Most Don’t” Prevention and Advocacy Coalition will hold signs in front of City Hall with messages telling the harmful effects of tobacco. Time: 4 PM.
    Location: 90 North Main Street, Tooele.
    Contact: Amy Bate (435) 830-6517.
    Location: 765 W 1st Avenue, Richfield.
    Contact: Lisa Taylor (435) 896-5101.
  • The Governing Youth Council from Wasatch High School in Heber City will do a threefold event to show their support for Kick Butts Day, including: “cups in a fence,” “They put WHAT in a cigarette,?!” and a “flash mob” after school. Time: 8 AM.
    Location: 930 South 500 East, Heber City.
    Contact: Trudy Brereton (435) 671-9032.
  • On March 22, Utah Pride Center will be holding a superhero-themed costume party in Salt Lake City as a fun way for youth to stand up and fight against Big Tobacco. Time: 6 PM.
    Location: Utah Pride Center, 355 North 300 West, Salt Lake City.
    Contact: Gabe Glissmeyer (801) 793-0410.
  • On March 23, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department will sponsor a “Kick Ash 5K Fun Run.” Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will be present to show his support. Time: 9 AM.
    Location: Wheeler Farm, 6351 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.
    Contact: Kimberly Ennor (970) 201-2760.
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