T.H.U.G.s kick butts

On March 24, the Clinton High School T.H.U.G.s (Teens Having United Goals) teamed up with Van Buren County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Tracie Stobaugh for Kick Butts Day.

The group picked up cigarette butts at the Main Street Park in downtown Clinton. Their collection filled 3 quart jars in only 15 minutes. This was surprising as most of the cigarette butts were found in the playground area where children play. Remember, even in the outdoors, there is no safe level of second-hand smoke.

After the collection, the T.H.U.G group was treated to a lunch with the Van Buren County T.E.A. Coalition and their collection efforts were displayed and discussed with the group.

For more information on tobacco prevention, contact Stobaugh at 745-7004 Ext. 103.