Pueblo Community College educating students on dangers of smoking

Pueblo Community College educating...

PUEBLO, Colo. - Wednesday was National Kick Butts Day, a time to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking.

At Pueblo Community College, kids and adults alike were urged to say no to tobacco.

Volunteers walked the campus, picking up cigarette butts in a show of awareness.

It was also a good way to alert students to the campus's new tobacco-free policy, which takes effect August 1.

“We're trying to raise awareness. This new policy is going to go into effect in a few months, so if you need any help with quitting tobacco, you can head to the student center to pick up some information,” said Mary Cristelli with the Pueblo City/County Health Department.

Cigarette butts are one of the leading causes of trash and pollution nationwide.

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