Ann Blackford

Kick Butts Day Brings Attention to Tobacco Use and Its Impact

Published: Apr 16, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2013) − University of Kentucky students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to stand out, speak up and seize control at UK's third annual Kick Butts Day from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, outside the Rose Street walkway to the W.T. Young Library.

 

The goal of Kick Butts Day is to bring awareness to the issue of tobacco use and how it impacts Kentuckians.

 

"Nearly 8,000 people die each year in Kentucky due to smoking," said Fadyia Lowe, tobacco treatment specialist at University Health Service. "That's 22 people per day." 

 

To illustrate the huge number of people who lose their lives to tobacco, there will be a display of white sheets covered with handprints, with each handprint representing five lives lost each year. Some of the handprints will be in black paint to represent the 30 percent of UK students who use tobacco.

 

Two hundred remaining hand prints are needed to represent the almost 1,000 lives lost each year in Kentucky among nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke. Information and resources will be available on how to stop using tobacco or how to help someone else quit.  

 

Join members of the men’s and women’s soccer team as they kick around the soccer ball, play a round of tobacco jeopardy or corn hole. There will be plenty of free giveaways for students including food, free fountain drink coupons from campus dining locations and T-shirts from UK's Student Heath Advisory Council (SHAC).  

 

Students, faculty, and staff can also learn more about Tobacco-free Take Action!, an effort to increase compliance with UK’s tobacco-free policy. To report violations of UK’s tobacco-free policy, please email ReportTFviolation@uky.edu.

 

Kick Butts Day is sponsored by University Health Service, the College of Pharmacy Student Health Advisory Council, and the Tobacco-free Campus Initiative Task Force.  For more information on UK’s tobacco-free policy, go to www.uky.edu/Tobaccofree

Follow us on Twitter @UHSPAWS and @UKTakeAction

 

Like us on Facebook@ https://www.facebook.com/UKstudenthealth

 

 

 

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at ann.blackfrord@uky.edu or 859-312-3587.

 

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