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Radio Remarks on Kick Butts Day

April 14, 1999

Today, on Kick Butts Day, young people all across America are speaking out against teen tobacco use. These kids are right. It's tragic— and it's wrong—that every day 3,000 kids become regular smokers. So I urge Congress to stand with our kids and stand up to the tobacco companies who are targeting our children. I urge you to make sure the tobacco settlement funds are used to reduce youth smoking. It's time all of us worked together to give our children the healthy future they deserve.

NOTE: The President's remarks were recorded at approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 9 in the administrative offices of Memorial Hall in Philadelphia, PA, for later broadcast. The transcript was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on April 14. These remarks were also made available on the White House Press Office Radio Actuality Line.

William J. Clinton, Radio Remarks on Kick Butts Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/229040

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