“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” -Mark Twain.   Smoking is one of most common addictions in the world.  And on Kick Butts Day, the ones most vulnerable to addiction, the youth, are empowered to initiate awareness of the causes and effects of smoking.  This is by encouraging their peers to participate in this national event.

When is Kick Butts Day 2015?

Kick Butts Day 2015 is on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Kick Butts Day is celebrated every year on March 18.

How did Kick Butts Day begin?

The first Kick Butts day was launched in 1996.  This was sponsored by the United Health Foundation.  This is mainly a youth-centered program but any age-level can join.

What will people do on Kick Butts Day?

Activities such as slogan-poster making contests, scavenger hunts, rallies, symposiums, even contacting local officials for their support are some of the activities that are accomplished.  Advertising about Kick Butts campaign through social networking sites such a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr helps in gathering participants for the event.  The main theme is how a person can show to the society that little deeds can make big changes.

Do You Want to Quit Smoking?

The media and the environment are common factors that influence a person to start smoking.  But mostly, it is still up to the individual to resist or follow the lead.  Sometimes, a person sees smoking as a channel to get rid of psychological upsets similar to other vices.  This can be used as a way to cope stressors and other negative emotions.

The goals of Kick Butts day are to help the people who want to start smoking to think first before considering taking a stick and to help smokers transition to being non-smokers.  These are great challenges to be taken because a person may also be resistant to change their mindset.  The problem may be deep-rooted such as an unfulfilled oral stage, as mentioned in Freud’s psychosexual theory.

Rising up to the challenge is another matter.  If a person can overcome such an addiction by lessening the number of sticks consumed every day is already a huge step.  As long as a deed is achieved, change is possible. A timeline is also established to make sure a steady pace is maintained. More importantly, a determined outlook is the most important factor to achieve this goal.

When is Kick Butts Day 2016?

Kick Butts Day 2016 is on Friday, March 18, 2016.