Take A Stand Against Tobacco and Shop Tobacco Free Retailers!

This is a sponsored post by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. As always, opinions are 100% my own.

My household is tobacco-free. My husband and I don’t smoke and we do not allow anyone to smoke in our home. Earlier in the year, my kids took part in a campaign where they were able to take a stand and show their support for Tobacco Free Kids.  We were able to learn about CVS and how they became a retailer that does not sell cigarettes.

I am very happy to be a part of another campaign where I can show my support for tobacco-free retailers while helping to bring awareness to the cause.

“An estimated 375,000 retail stores sell tobacco products in the U.S. The widespread
availability of tobacco products sends a terrible message to kids that tobacco use is
normal, acceptable and appealing. Tobacco companies spend over 90% of their annual $8.8 billion marketing budget at the point-of-sale in stores, and this marketing has been shown to increase youth tobacco use. By ending tobacco sales, retailers can help reduce kids’ exposure to harmful tobacco marketing.”

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There are many reasons why parents should shop tobacco-free and encourage retailers not to sell tobacco. Here are just a few:

  • 90% of adult smokers began at or above age 18.
  • Every day, more than 2,800 U.S. kids try their first cigarette.
  • 5.6 million children alive today will die prematurely from smoking unless current trends
    are reversed.
  • Tobacco use kills 480,000 Americans every year, more than 1,300 people every day.

Take a step towards creating a tobacco-free generation by finding tobacco-free retailers locally. Visit the ShopTobaccoFree.org and type in your zip code. I searched my zip code and a list of stores popped up.

tobacco free retailers 53224

The retailers in my area that are tobacco-free are:

  • Aldi’s
  • Target
  • CVS

All the tobacco-free retailers in Wisconsin were listed.  Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and The Medicine Shoppe bring the total up to six. Wow, even though the number is low, I am glad to know that we shop at these stores regularly. I have no problem spending my hard earned dollars and supporting their decision to be tobacco-free.

Show your support for #ShopTobaccoFree using social media.  Feel free to retweet my message below.

Share any of the following messages on Facebook and or Twitter to help spread the word:

  • Join the movement & #ShopTobaccoFree with me! Encourage your retailers to take tobacco off their shelves! shoptobaccofree.org
  • I #ShopTobaccoFree to encourage retailers to help us achieve a tobacco-free generation! Learn how you can help: shoptobaccofree.org
  • I am proud to #ShopTobaccoFree at my local tobacco-free retailers! Find out where you can shop tobacco-free at shoptobaccofree.org

The Shop Tobacco Free website has a Hall of Fame and Shame page where you can send thank you messages to tobacco-free retailers. You can also find out which stores sell tobacco.

Stay Connected

Visit the Shop Tobacco Free website
Follow Tobacco Free Kids on Twitter
Become a fan of Tobacco Free Kids on Facebook
Follow Tobacco Free Kids on Instagram

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