NEWARK, DE —The Kick Butt Generation of Delaware (KBG) forces across the state will be attending the 2023 KBG Youth Summit at the University of Delaware to gain knowledge and skills to help keep their peers tobacco-free. The summit will educate the state’s youth about the dangerous marketing tactics used by Big Tobacco and equip them with tools to tackle tobacco-related issues in their schools and communities. Registration is open to Delaware youth who are passionate about tobacco prevention. The free, KBG Youth Summit is on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.
The summit is free, but registration is required. Youth in grades 4th-12th should register at kbgde.org/youthsummit2023. Registration closes Monday, February 20th.
“With e-cigarette use on the rise, events such as the KBG Summit are essential,” said Matt Coyle, specialist, health promotions, American Lung Association of Delaware. “Educating students on the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products are key to tackling this epidemic.”
Other summit programming includes a session on the environmental impacts of vaping, as well as a session on the deadly history of the tobacco industry. The event offers networking opportunities with peers across the state, creating a public service announcement and other fun activities including a dance break and tobacco-related activity sheet.
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