Having family affected by tobacco use it’s a very important cause for me to join in on the fight against tobacco with The Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids and while I am a compensated ambassador all opinions are my own.
Growing up I had family members who smoked, when I was 16 I experienced first hand my Grandfather’s rapid decline from lung cancer. I know how important it is to teach my children about the dangers of smoking so we can stop the habit before it ever continues in our family.
Health and fitness are important to me and as a mom it is important that my children live that same life. With their after school activities they stay plenty busy and I hope as they get older they will have developed those healthy habits. When I was much younger I did smoke for some time I hope that my children never even try it. My wish for them is that they stay busy and happy and healthy and so we live that lifestyle every day.
The Costs Of Tobacco
- The real cost of tobacco – 480,000 lives and $289 billion in health care bills and economic losses each year.
- Tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion per year, $1 million per hour on marketing.
- You can see more facts here.
Smoking can really affect family’s. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, taking an enormous toll in lives, family’s, not to mention the health and medical costs. The vast majority of smokers start as kids so it’s more important than ever to teach our children. That’s why parents like myself are calling upon responsible retailers that should not be in the business of selling tobacco products.
Retailers can help save lives and create a tobacco-free generation by choosing not to sell tobacco products. That’s why we chose to shop tobacco free and you can too by finding a store near you!
The facts are that we can all start to make a difference and there’s stores right ear you that are helping to make a difference. Find out the facts and the next time you shop try and shop tobacco free.
Show Your Support #ShopTobaccoFree
— OurOrdinaryLife® (@OurOrdinaryLife) January 12, 2015
How could your family #ShopTobaccoFree?