Manhasset Secondary School celebrated Kick Butt's day in school on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 as a part of the Secondary School’s Health and Wellness Week (March 24 - March 28).  The celebration partnered with student, district and community organizations to highlight factual information regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes and the influence tobacco marketing has on teens. 

Manhasset's 7th Grade Science teachers ran an Anti-Smoking Poster Contest and promoted CASA's Kick Butts Day prevention message.  CASA's Youth Committee members were trained as “Teens as Teachers” and provided factual information regarding the dangers of smoking cigaretes/e-cigarettes to student classes in the 7th Grade.  Students advertised the event and its prevention message in the online school newspaper.

The Molloy College Nursing Health Fair in collaboration with the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island (TACLI) provided students in grades 7, 8 and 9 with teen brochures regarding the dangers of tobacco/e-cigarettes and chew as well as how tobacco corporations target them for cigarette sales. 

Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan supported CASA’s Kick Butts Day Prevention message and was joined by Manhasset CASA, Manhasset’s Physical Education Staff,  Manhasset SCA Health & Wellness Committee, Molloy College’s Nursing Program and students to encourage youth to Say No to E-Cigarettes! Students signed "We've Had Enough" banners which were presented to Anna Kaplan their Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman.

Manhasset CASA's booth displayed pictures showing how teens are targets for cigarette sales in their own community and how they can stay Above the Influence.   

Students also engaged parents,teachers and faculty in a post card outreach campaign asking for their support to protect kids from tobacco marketing in stores. Working with the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island, postcards were collected and delivered to state representatives to highlight how youth are affected by tobacco marketing.