Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) Parade & Statehouse Rally: Wednesday in Montpelier

For immediate release:
February 4, 2003

News Media Contact: Linda Dorey
Vermont Department of Health

More than 300 5th through 8th graders from VKAT groups around the state will come to Montpelier on Wednesday, February 5 for a rally and march to the Statehouse.

Throughout the morning they will be discussing tobacco issues facing Vermont youth with Governor James Douglas, Lt. Governor Brian Dubie, Health Commissioner Dr. Jan Carney, and legislators.

Schedule of Events

Vermont Kids Against Tobacco is a collaboration of the Vermont Department of Health and Green Mountain Prevention Projects. There are 50 VKAT groups throughout the state.

Over the past seven years, VKAT groups in schools and communities around the state have been devoted to keeping themselves and their peers tobacco-free. They get involved in community work, promote enforcement of the law that bans sale of tobacco to kids under age 18, and raise awareness about tobacco advertising.