April first is Take Down Tobacco National day of action is a day of anti smoking. The day is organized by the campaign for tobacco free kids and was originally called kick butts day, which was first held in 1996. 90 percent of adult smokers begin the addiction as teenagers or earlier. As a result, youth are critical and powerful voices in the fight against tobacco. Encouraging peers to be anti tobacco – our program like SWAT helps encourage this all school year. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. According to the CDC smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, and COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking increases risk of TB, certain eye diseases and problems in the immune system.