Although far fewer young people smoke today than in years past, nearly 1,000 kids become smokers each day across the US. In Texas, 17.4% of high school students smoke. And when they buy cigarettes, the three most heavily advertised brands are most popular: Marlboro, Newport and Camel, according to the government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. To raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco, kids in Texas are rallying, holding flash mobs and hosting health fairs.
In North Texas, students are standing up to big tobacco. Here's a few events taking place on National Kick Butts Day (March 20th) in the area:
For a full list of events, check out the Kick Butts Day site.