Local students Jessica Humble and Alyssa Logan used their spring break to promote healthy lifestyles in the county. Handing out information on tobacco prevention and cessation, Humble and Logan took their knowledge to the streets as part of the nationwide effort Kick Butts Day, sponsored by the Clatsop County Tobacco Prevention Coalition and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Kick Butts Day encourages youth leaders to engage in the battle to end tobacco use and take a stand against deceptive tobacco marketing aimed at kids. "It is important to give out this information, so people can live as long as possible," said Logan, a seventh grader at Astoria Middle School.
According to the Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon, each day in Oregon 20 youth start smoking, while 18 Oregonians die from tobacco use.