Across America more than 1,100 events were planned as part of 'Kick Butts Day.
And one of them Wednesday was right here in Lexington at YMCA on Beaumont Circle.
On 'Kick Butts Day' teenagers encourage other younger kids to stay tobacco-free.
Tates Creek High School Senior Abigail O'Connor says, "Something I learned in the club is that many people who have tobacco habits develop them before the age of 18. So before it's even legal for them to be buying cigarettes, they're already hooked on cigarettes, or other products like dip and stuff like that."
The youth campaign comes after a Surgeon General's report that called youth smoking an epidemic.