Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Today, I had the opportunity to meet with a young group of individuals working with local legislators to have a tobacco-free generation in Massachusetts. Their visit to the State House was part of "Kick Butts Day".
Called “The Eighty Four”, the group is comprised of students from across the state working to keep tobacco products out of the hands of Massachusetts’ youth. Eighty Four stands for the 84% of Massachusetts youth who did not smoke when the movement was formed. The effort is part of the Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program. Since its beginning, the number of non-smoking youth has increased significantly.