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Montachusett Youth Kick Some Butts on Beacon Hill

April 13, 2019

BOSTON -- Young people from the MOC Peer Leaders from Montachusett Opportunity Council celebrated Kick Butts Day, an annual youth tobacco prevention event, at the Statehouse on April 3.

As part of The 84 Movement, the state’s youth attended a youth-led rally, marched across Boston Common to the Statehouse and talked with Fitchburg state Rep. Stephan Hay and Fitchburg state Sen. Dean Tran to express their concerns about the influence of the tobacco and vaping industries in their communities.

They emphasized the dangers of vaping and how sweet flavors like menthol and mint attract youth to vaping.