Students Asked to Kick Some Butts
Barrington High School's SADD chapter attempts to persuade student to stop smoking or never to start on 'Kick Butts Day' across America.
A group of students at Barrington High School attempted to persuade their fellow students to stop smoking – or never to light up – at the annual Kick Butts Day across America on Wednesday.
The students -- members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) -- staffed a table filled with temporary tattoos and gum and cookies and other give-aways that delivered the message about the evils of smoking.
They also displayed just a few of the hundreds of chemicals found in cigarettes – such as insecticides and cadmium and other poisons. And they asked students to guess what percentage of students have not smoked in the last month. The winner won a tray of cookies decorated with an anti-smoking message.
An award-winning video created by students in a TV class at the high school played on a monitor behind them. It carried a slightly different message about destructive decisions – don’t smoke marijuana and drive.
See the video above.