This Thursday Brookline High School will participate in National Health Week with a program intended to help kids stay tobacco free. The program is called Kick Butts Day and will be filled with games, activities, contests , displays and campaigns that promote healthy ways to reduce stress and unwind, two common reasons kids say they smoke . The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will facilitate the day and served as the inspiration for the program. The organization has run 1000’s of events across the country.
Some of the activities and displays students will see on Thursday includes a face aging software program that shows the effects of smoking on one’s appearance , an interactive display that shows what a cigarette is made of (dozens of carcinogens and thousands of toxins) and the opportunity to win prizes including T shirts, mugs, and gift certificates for healthy meals and fitness classes .