Kick Butts Day

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Kids at Bowling Green High School are kicking butt.

Joyce Adkins is with BRADD. She says: "I'm here with the Bowling Green High school youth service center coordinators and their student representatives and we're celebrating Kick Butts Day!"

Kick Butts Day is a national event aimed at educating teens about the health risks of tobacco use. Violet Bunton is a strong believer in the campaign. She got her grandfather to quit smoking a few years ago.

Bunton: "My grandfather used to smoke and I would come home after I got more information. I told him if you keep smoking, you're eventually going to die from it and then I don't know what I'm going to do because you're not going to be here."

Posters were hung around the school with a 24-KY on them to represent the 24 Kentuckians that die every day from smoke related diseases.

Adkins: "We have a big cigarette and a bucket full of chemicals these are all things in cigarettes like rat poison, drain cleaner, those kinds of things. The grim reaper is with us. We also have a lot of information with us."

Students also got to see what a smokers lung looks like. And they signed a petition saying they wouldn't smoke at school. That's something Slaven Dimer feels strongly about.

Dimer: "I just don't feel like spending my money on it. I think it's nasty and stinky."

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Smoke-Free Restaurants Highly Favored

Tuesday we asked you if you would you support restaurants in your community going smoke free. Here's an update on that poll question.

According to the results of our web survey, 66 percent of you say you support restaurants in your area going smoke-free. WBKO caught up with one area restaurant that did go smoke-free. A Little Taste of Texas, in Glasgow, has been smoke-free since the beginning of February. The manager tells us they have seen a boost in business since then.

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