Tobacco National Observances
Listed below are four National Tobacco Observances:
October 22-October 30 ~ Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week reaches millions of young people during this week including Lake County Schools. The Prevention Programs and Alternative Education Department encourages Lake County Schools to participate in Red Ribbon Week. Young people are encouraged to wear their red ribbon and say NO to drugs! The Red Ribbon Campaign has been around for years and is the largest drug prevention program in the nation. For more information about the campaign, the history of Red Ribbon Week, a guide for planning activities, etc., please visit The National Family Partnership at www.nfp.org.
November 16, 2017 ~ Great American Smokeout
March 21, 2018 ~ Kick Butts Day
Help the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids celebrate Kicks Butt Day on March 21! Kick Butts Day is a national day of advocacy to empower our youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use. To learn more about Kick Butts Day and to plan activities in your community, please visit kickbuttsday.org.
May 31, 2018 ~ World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization sponsors World No Tobacco Day. The organization uses this day to impose a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship in an effort to protect our youth. To learn more about activities and how other countries celebrated World No Tobacco Day, visit http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/announcement/en/index.html. Check this site for additional information for the World No Tobacco Day campaign.