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2013 UNH Kick Butts Day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On Wednesday, March 20th 2013, UNH will be celebrating National Kick Butts day! It’s time to kick those smoking habits to the curb!  This day of activism was created to help stop the use of tobacco by youth and college students.   There will be close to 1000 programs taking place throughout the country, and UNH will be a great contributor!  Tobacco is the main cause of preventable death in the United States and costs our country close to $96 billion in health care costs annually.  Help advocate for a tobacco-free generation by supporting the efforts put together on National Kick Butts Day! The Substance Awareness through Functional Education group at UNH, also known as S.A.F.E., will be helping promote this initiative throughout campus on March 20th and 21st.  S.A.F.E. is a peer education group that is designed to recognize the problems and risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  They work with students to provide them with knowledge regarding these topics, ways to help make safe decisions, and work towards living a healthier lifestyle.  Stop by the MUB on March 20th or 21st where S.A.F.E will have a table set up from 11:00am-1:00pm. Here you will have the opportunity to speak with one of their peer educators or pick up your very own Quit Kit to help you get on your way to becoming smoke-free!  They will be working to remind students about the risks associated with tobacco use and to provide them with information on ways to live a smoke-free life.  Raising awareness, providing knowledge, and using preventative measures is key to lowering the use of tobacco!  

Would you be happy with a smoke-free campus?  S.A.F.E has started a petition at UNH to work toward creating a tobacco-free campus.  If you are interested in signing this petition click here!   Want to learn more about S.A.F.E. or become one of their peer educating members? Check out their website at this link! By taking part in this campaign you will be helping the health of our country through promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle habits. If you are interested in learning more about National Kick Butts Day, check out their website.  Here you will find great information on the event itself as well as general facts about tobacco.  Help to spread the word about National Kick Butts Day by advocating for a smoke-free community and a healthier generation!

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