My name is Ashley Ward and I am the Boy Scout Cub Master of Palermo Troop #760. I want my friends and peers to know I am taking a stand against big tobacco and their manipulative marketing practices designed to entice youth. As a leader and mentor in our community, is it important for others in my position to set a positive example for these children, and to help them stay healthy.
Your help is so important. Tobacco companies are spending billions to put their products in front of our kids in stores. And the more kids see tobacco, the more likely they are to start smoking. Stores located near schools contain nearly 3 times the amount of tobacco advertisements. This is why it is so important to educate youth about the dangers of tobacco and give them an outlet to voice their concerns.
We want all of our children, friends and family to be happy and healthy, and we all look up to these people who are staying tobacco free. Please visit SeenEnoughTobacco.org to learn more about the fight against big tobacco. For any other comments, questions or concerns, call the Tobacco Free Network of CNY at (315) 343-2344 ext. 10.