Raising my girls in a tobacco-free environment is important to me. With tobacco killing 480,000 Americans every year – more than 1,300 people every day – I want them to see that tobacco use is not ‘cool’, it’s not glamorous and it’s not something we tolerate in our household.
An estimated 375,000 retail stores sell tobacco products in the United States. The widespread availability of tobacco products sends a terrible message to kids that tobacco use is normal, acceptable and appealing.
I’m excited to see that retailers are taking a stand in the tobacco-free movement by no longer selling tobacco products in their stores. I’m proud to be a part of a campaign that supports stores doing the right thing for kids and families.
Find Tobacco-Free Retailers In Your Neighborhood
While I knew my neighborhood CVS was a tobacco-free retailer, I was interested in finding other stores in my city that were part of the movement. I used the searchable map on ShopTobaccoFree.org to find others near me. Here’s a look –
And in turn – you can even send notes of thanks to retailers, like Target and CVS already participating in the tobacco-free movement.
Join the Movement
Learn more about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids at ShopTobaccoFree.org. Also be sure to join the conversation on the Tobacco-Free Kids Facebook page, on Twitter at @TobaccoFreeKids with the hashtag #ShopTobaccoFree and at the Tobacco-Free Kids Instagram page too.
Do you shop at tobacco-free retailers?
** This post is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Opinions shared here are all my own. **