Kick Butts Day was a huge success in Allamakee County this year. Lansing, Postville, and Waukon JEL (Just Eliminate Lies) students worked very hard to raise community awareness on the facts surrounding Big Tobacco. This event taught Allamakee County JEL students the importance of youth advocacy, leadership skills, and social activism.
Waukon and Postville High School JEL students conducted a “Crime Scene” which displayed the victims of tobacco. JEL students wanted to show their fellow classmates and school staff the reality of what can happen if tobacco is used.
Lansing JEL students created a “What’s in Cigarette Smoke” poster to display in the hallway at Eastern Allamakee School. By displaying this poster, JEL students wanted to raise awareness on the harmful substances used in tobacco products. A few of the harmful substances shown were naphthalene (mothball chemical), arsenic (poison), carbon monoxide (car exhaust), ammonia (household cleaner), and formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies).
Did you know? “Worldwide, tobacco use kills one person every 6 seconds-that’s 600 people every hour and 14,400 every day. In the U.S., that’s one dead American every 72 seconds.” JEL students are diligently working towards creating healthier and happier communities who are aware of the dangers associated with tobacco.
For more information please contact Katie Bee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 563-387-1720, ext.110