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Boston, MA, November 22, 2008 --( At high noon today, two student teams at MIT in Boston will face off to become the winner of the “Kick Butt” contest, an innovative competition that goes along with the 33rd Great American Smokeout. All around the country today, smokers and nonsmokers alike are participating in this “Great American Health Challenge” designed to inspire smokers to kick the habit. The Great American Smokeout, created by the American Cancer Society, started in 1976 and encourages smokers to quit for one day.

The two teams at MIT will compete to create an overly complex mechanical device that extinguishes a cigarette in an extremely roundabout manner. The winner will receive a cash prize of $750, presented to them on a big check donated by, the national leader in oversized check production. Kelly Cooper, who heads up Internet Sales at, says that the online sign design and production company is “more than happy to participate in such a long standing American tradition.”

“The Great American Smokeout does so much good and has been helping people quit smoking for 33 years now. is proud to not only participate in the national event, but, specifically, we’re really happy that MIT asked up to sponsor part of their “Kick Butt” Contest. It is an exceptionally creative and innovative way to make a difference, and that’s exactly what we try to do here at our own company.”

During the event, staff members from MIT Medical’s Center for Health Promotion and Wellness will be handing out free “quit kits” and information about MIT Medical’s quit-smoking services, available for free to any member of the Institute community to help stub out even the most stubborn smoking habits. The “Kick Butt” contest winner will be named later today and presented with their large check in the E23/E25 atrium on MIT’S Boston campus.

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