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Tobacco-Free Providence rally a huge success!

Thanks to our 150+ supporters from across the city (and state) who joined us for our rally on Monday, August 20 in downtown Providence to celebrate the city’s efforts to protect kids from tobacco products. Along with food, music and activities, speakers at the event included Mayor Taveras, Providence City Council President Solomon and Majority Leader Yurdin, Danny McGoldrick, a national tobacco research expert, Director of the R.I. Department of Health, Dr. Fine, and a recent Classical High School graduate. Check out some event photos below!

Over 150 supporters gathered at Burnside Park on August 20 to celebrate Tobacco-Free Providence and the steps Providence has taken to protect youth from tobacco products

 

Even the DJs showed support!

 

Tobacco-Free Providence volunteers passed out food for attendees

 

“Sweet on the outside, deadly on the inside”

 

Attendees at the event signed a support banner

 

Director of the R.I. Department of Health, Dr. Fine, showed off his Tobacco-Free Providence t-shirt while speaking to the crowd

 

Mayor Taveras spoke at the rally, enforcing that the health and wellness of Providence youth comes first

 

Attendees held signs and cheered as they listened to speakers at the rally

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