Help Create a Tobacco-Free Generation by Shopping Tobacco-Free
By Sarah Ford on October 21, 2014
Tobacco use is the nation’s number one preventable cause of death, killing 480,000 Americans and costing the nation $289 billion in health care bills and lost productivity each year. The vast majority of smokers start as kids.
The Tobacco-Free Retailer campaign, a project of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, challenges America’s retailers to help save lives and create a tobacco-free generation by ending the sale of tobacco products.
Responsible retailers across the country – from independently-owned stores to major corporations like CVS, Wegmans and Target – now recognize that selling these deadly products sends the wrong message to kids and damages the overall health of their customers and communities.
The Tobacco-Free Retailer campaign will highlight and support retailers that do not sell tobacco products and encourage other retailers to join them. By making it easy to find tobacco-free retailers nearest you, it will empower consumers to shop tobacco-free and steer their business to retailers who reject the death and disease caused by tobacco.