About:

The Truth About Tobacco; Our new anti-smoking live assembly program for middle and high schools. Patrick Reynolds was the first tobacco industry figure to turn his back on the cigarette makers. He's a grandson of the tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, but the family's cigarette brands, Camel and Winston, killed his father and eldest brother. Since first speaking out in Congress in 1986, Patrick has been a well respected champion for a tobacco free society. In hundreds of live talks before universities, middle schools and high schools, and with over 6,000 copies of his educational video purchased by schools and health departments, Mr. Reynolds has reached well over a million youth in school with his powerful talk about the dangers of tobacco.

Patrick Reynolds is devoting his life to furthering the goal of a smokefree society, and to motivating young people to stay tobacco free. Suitable for grades 7-12. Smokefree America's mission is to motivate youth to stay tobaccofree, and to empower smokers to quit. The goals of the Foundation are:

  • To prevent youth smoking through our websites and school-based educational programs.
    To help empower those suffering from tobacco addiction to quit successfully, through our websites and other educational venues.
    To establish in-house programs to fight tobacco use at the local, regional and national levels.
    To enact peer teaching programs, empowering youth to defend themselves against the onslaught of advertising and peer pressure.

  • To implement programs to remind physicians to take a proactive role with their smoking patients, intervening and asking them to quit.

Ages:

College, High School, Middle School

Locations:

California CA

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