Support Tobacco-Free Retailers and #ShopTobaccoFree

Support Tobacco-Free Retailers and #ShopTobaccoFree

Join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ in their latest campaign to fight Big Tobacco by supporting tobacco-free retailers. An estimated 375,000 retail stores still sell tobacco products in the United States – that’s 375,000 stores where youth are exposed to tobacco marketing. When Big Tobacco spends over 90 percent of its annual $8.8 billion marketing budget at the point-of-sale, it’s no wonder that it increases youth tobacco use.

It’s time to support retailers like CVS, Target and Wegmans who choose not to sell tobacco products by shopping tobacco-free – and encouraging retailers like Walgreens, Walmart and Rite Aid to follow suit. Responsible retailers should not be in the business of selling tobacco products that addict so many children and cause so much death, disease and destruction. Retailers can help save lives and create a tobacco-free generation by choosing not to sell tobacco products.

Take Action Today!

  1. Visit the Shop Tobacco-Free website to use the interactive map and find tobacco-free retailers near you so you can #ShopTobaccoFree.
  2. Download the Partner Toolkit to take action today to support the campaign.
  3. Explore the Shop Tobacco-Free website further to find additional ways that shoppers, retailers and partners alike can support the campaign.
Gustavo Torrez is the current Director for Youth Advocacy at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and has been involved in the tobacco control movement for the past 19 years. He began his work in tobacco control as a youth advocate in California and continued his career in the field in Boston, where he was a Program Manager with Fenway Community Health and the National Network for LGBT Health Equity. As a young adult Gustavo served on Legacy’s National Speaker’s Bureau and National Activism Council, and in 2012 he was recognized for his efforts with a Trailblazers Award for outstanding and continuous leadership in the tobacco control movement by Legacy.


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