Our view: And they’re leading the charge to end smokingHappy Kick Butts Day, especially to college students ages 18 to 24.
Happy Kick Butts Day, especially to college students ages 18 to 24.
They may have the highest smoking rates and they may be the most aggressively targeted by the tobacco industry. But today in the Northland they’re helping lead the charge against smoking and secondhand smoke. And for that: credit.
Seven Northeastern Minnesota campuses — the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior College, the College of St. Scholastica, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Vermillion Community College, Rainy River Community College and Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College — are decked out in dorm-room door decorations to raise awareness of the evils of smoking. And they’re filled with information-packed table tents and doorknob hangars from the American Lung Association and the State Health Improvement Program.
The goal is getting smokers to kick the habit for the day — and then for good. The rest of the Northland can follow the lead of its college students.