Student Activities for Kick Butts Day
Posted: April 3, 2012
Members of Delaware Valley High School Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) participated in Kick Butts Day Recently by visiting Delaware Valley Middle School with an interactive presentation on the ingredients found in a cigarette including ammonia, formaldehyde and acetone.
Pictured (from left to right) are:
- Top row: Viktoriya Prots, Natalie Ortiz, Taylor Moran, Dana Davanzo, Jailyn Cepeda, Deanna Dazi;
- Bottom row: Phillip Burns, Delanie Shea, Lindsay Soares, Aimee Lindaas, Becky Ciancitto, Jacqueline Sheldon.
- In the Stinky Ciggy costume is David Burns.
- Ellen Orben (not pictured), DVHS school nurse, is the TATU adviser.
As part of the Kick Butts Day Celebration Delaware Valley students engaged their fellow students in a variety of activities throughout the school day.
Members of TATU created a display that tallied the number of deaths associated with tobacco use each day. After every class period the display was updated to show the number of people in the US who died during the class period; the total was 1200.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people every year. Every day more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarettes: another 2,000 kids become addicted smokers, one-third of whom will die prematurely as a result.
For more information about tobacco prevention and cessation please contact the Pike County Tobacco-Free Coalition at 570-296-3400.
For more information about Kick Butts Day visit the Kick Butts Day web site.