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Kids nationwide to take stand against smoking

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Kids nationwide will be taking a stand against tobacco Wednesday.

March 19 is National Kick Butts Day, a time for youths to stand up against smoking. 

Experts at National Jewish Health say the danger now is not only cigarettes, but a growing threat from e-cigarettes. They say in one year, the number of middle and high school students who tried e-cigarettes doubled to nearly 2 million.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, tobacco companies spend $8.5 billion a year, nearly $1 million each hour, to market their deadly and addictive products.

For additional information about National Kick Butts Day, including state-by-state tobacco statistics, click here.

Also, get more details on the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids here.

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