My 2015 Wish List: Be A Better Consumer #ShopTobaccoFree

by Carrie with Children with comments closed

At the beginning of each year, I sit down and make a wish list for myself. From fun things I want to do to practical things live saving money and eating better – this list is important to me and something I use as my guide throughout the year.

One of the items on my list to be a better consumer. I want my family’s money to support companies that take a stand against selling tobacco products. I want to be a role model for my children in the decisions I make and with who (and how) our dollars are spent each day.

Maggie and Molly at DHS
Tobacco is the only consumer product that kills when used as intended, tying in the real cost of tobacco – 480,000 lives and $289 billion in health care bills and economic losses each year. And that is something I’m not okay with for my family – or any family.

It’s hard to imagine, but tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion per year, $1 million per hour on marketing. Craziness!

Shop Tobacco Free Graphic

Take A Stand and Show Thanks

Take a stand and join me in being a better consumer in 2015. Visit the Shop Tobacco Free site to send messages to retailers like WalMart, Walgreens and Rite-Aid asking them to stop selling tobacco products. With an estimated 375,000 retail stores sell tobacco products in the U.S. The availability of tobacco products sends a terrible message to kids that tobacco use is normal,acceptable and appealing.

In turn – you can even send notes of thanks to retailers, like Target and CVS already participating in the tobacco-free movement. Be a positive role model for your children.

Shop Tobacco Free Badge

Join the Movement

Learn more about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids at 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. **