Kick Butts Day Helps Teens Learn Dangers of Smoking From Peers

It was the 3rd annual Kick Butt day at Croatan High school in Carteret County.
During lunch periods members of Students Against Destructive Decisions also known as SADD were educating their peers of how harmful tobacco use can be with the help of quizzes and interactive games.

The Carteret County health department says most teens try their first cigarette by age 13, which is why it's so important to get involved at the high school age.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Onslow County on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:08 AM
    Yes we all have to die at some point , Why not live your life to the fullest and be able to enjoy it . You as a smoker may be one of those people who get a serious side affect from smoking . Cancer of the throat , mouth , lungs , then live in pain for the remainder of your life , while taking pain medicine , or kemo . Lets talk about how you and your clothes smell , 24/7 . How about the yellow spot that forms on your 2 front teeth . That's so nice to see when you smile . I lived with a smoker for 9yr and it took a while to get the smell out of my clothes and furniture . It also made a big diference in my breathing when I wasn't around the 2nd hand smoke too . So why start something that really not necessary to live with . oh I know , cause your friends do it .
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      by eric here on Mar 24, 2011 at 06:04 AM in reply to
      don’t forget the companies that profit off of it and the nice big tax the government gets, that they seem to always b raising. And people will always do what they want to do but my problem is y is it legal? its a drug and the sellers know it has addictive properties just like illegal drugs. Sure it might not have the same side effect as most illegal drugs but odds r it will lead to an unpleasant death just the same. And if someone says it’s not addictive then u r not or have not seen a real smoker I mean the at least a pack a day smoker. If u know a real smoker then u know they couldn’t go an hr without smoking and not wanting to kill everyone around them. But if someone wants to do something they will regardless of law or side effects.
  • by doomed Location: williamston nc on Mar 23, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    Smoking us dangerous, but we have to die one day anyway. Sucks!!

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