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