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Delaware Kids 'Kick Butts' on April 2
Date:3/27/2008

al Trade Commission. In Delaware, tobacco companies spend $105.5 million a year to market their products.

Nationwide, tobacco use kills more than 400,000 people and costs the nation nearly $100 billion in health care bills each year, and 23 percent of high school students smoke. In Delaware, tobacco use claims 1,200 lives and costs the state $284 million in health care bills a year, and 21.2 percent of high school students smoke.

On Kick Butts Day, kids turn the tables on Big Tobacco with events that range from "They put WHAT in a cigarette?" demonstrations to mock-funerals for the Marlboro Man to rallies at state capitols. Activities in Delaware include (all events are on April 2 unless otherwise noted):

At the New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office, the 4-H Club will celebrate Kick Butts Day with an interactive carnival where kids will learn about the dangers of tobacco use through games, booths and educational displays. Time: 5:30 PM. Location: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark.


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