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Take Down Tobacco Day 2023

Did you know 90% of adult smokers start as teenagers or even earlier? As a tobacco treatment specialist who helps people quit smoking, I believe strongly in sharing the message – especially with youth – that tobacco is dangerous and even deadly. 

When is Take Down Tobacco Day?

It’s also why I also support Take Down Tobacco Day, an annual event organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This year, the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action will be held on March 31st, 2023, marking the 27th occurrence of this event. 

What's the Purpose of Take Down Tobacco Day?

The goal of Take Down Tobacco Day is to empower people to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use in their communities and to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry.

On this day, youth activists, educators, parents, health advocates, and concerned citizens come together to organize events that raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their community, encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free, and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.

How Can I Get Involved?

To get involved in this effort, go to You can participate in events in your local communities and online. You can also advocate for change by calling on legislators to take action and implement policies that will protect kids from tobacco.

This important event brings attention to the ongoing problem of tobacco use and the impact it has on individuals and communities. By sharing these messages and advocating for change, we can all work toward a future where the first tobacco-free generation becomes a reality.

Thinking about quitting tobacco? We can help you! Talk to your provider or join one of our tobacco cessation groups at a CHI Health location near you.

Kimberley Burr, MSed, LIMHP
Kimberley Burr, MSed, LIMHP

Kim Burr, MSed, LIMHP is a mental health provider and Good Samaritan employee a 13 years, with 8 years in the Cancer Center.  In her role, she is a patient and family counselor, tobacco Specialist, and does outreach education (tobacco and E-cigarettes topic of special interest).

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