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

e Federal Trade Commission. In Kansas, tobacco companies spend $106.7 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 Kansas, tobacco use claims 3900 lives and costs the state $927 million in health care bills a year, and 21 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 Kansas include (all events are on April 2 unless otherwise noted):

Youth will gather in the Logan Junior High School gymnasium in Topeka to celebrate Kick Butts Day with an interactive carnival where kids will learn about the dangers of tobacco use through games, trivia contests and educational displays. The event is open to the whole community. Time: 6:30 PM. Location: Logan Junior High School, 1124 NW Lyman Road, Topeka.


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