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Montana Kids 'Kick Butts' on March 24
Date:3/18/2010

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In Montana, tobacco use claims 1,400 lives and costs $277 million in health care bills each year.  Currently, 20 percent of the state's high school students smoke, and 3,900 kids try cigarettes for the first time each year.

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 Montana include (all events are on March 24 unless otherwise noted):

Students from Montana State University in Bozeman will set up a table in the student union to promote a tobacco-free campus and to give information and support to those who wish to quit.  Time: 11 AM.  Location: 1401 W. Lincoln Street, Bozeman.  Contact: Ethan Keeler (406) 498-7980.

In Boulder, students from the Service Learning Project
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