Kick Butts Day
(ST. GEORGE, Utah) – The Washington County Youth Coalition (WCYC) is celebrating "Kick Butts Day" on March 19th, 2014. This is an national day of action when youth take a stand against tobacco. This year, the WCYC has been working on a project to limit kids' access to half-smoked cigarettes, also known as "halfsies". Youth tobacco users are often able to find halfsies in cigarette disposals located at apartment complexes that allow smoking on their properties.
The WCYC has partnered up with several apartment complexes that have allowed the Coalition to donate new, secure cigarette disposals. These disposals are closed off to prevent access to halfsies and are labeled with messaging for smokers who would like to quit. This Wednesday, on Kick Butts Day, youth from the WCYC will deliver new disposal canisters to three different apartment communities along with flyers about the benefits of quitting smoking.