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    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
     
    The American Cancer Society provides ways for people to quit smoking by promoting the Great American Smokeout day. Use November 16, 2017, as a day to quit for the day or better yet, use November 17 as the day to begin your journey to quit smoking! To learn more about Great American Smokeout day, visit http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/history-of-the-great-american-smokeout.
     

     
    March 21, 2018 ~ Kick Butts Day  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
     
    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.