Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2012 | Uncategorized
We’ve been hard at work – maybe you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, checking out our events or noticing our new ads pop up around Providence. We’re on a mission to educate Providence residents about the dangers of using tobacco products.
Here’s a quick video that recaps our efforts: bit.ly/QjOs8P.
You may have also heard the buzz about candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products and pricing discounts and promotions. To us, this is nothing more than Sweet Deceit. Flavored tobacco products are designed to attract new, young smokers, and lower prices make tobacco more accessible to youth.
We have Providence leaders, such as Mayor Taveras and Providence City Council members, along with Danny McGoldrick, a national tobacco research expert, coming to our rally on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 5:00pm (Burnside Park, next to Kennedy Plaza.) They’ll be speaking about the tactics used to lure kids, and why these products and pricing schemes are so dangerous. Most importantly, we’ll be celebrating the progress our city has made to protect our kids from these dangerous products.
If you’re looking for more information on Sweet Deceit, check out www.sweetdeceitpvd.com!