Thank you for your efforts to help us build a stronger Providence.
As you may know, we have been working on a special, collaborative initiative to make our city a healthier, safer, and stronger community – free from tobacco use. The Tobacco-Free Providence campaign began in September 2010 and has continued to grow in strength, impact and engagement of the community.
We invite you to join us and the wider community as we come together to celebrate the work of the Tobacco-Free Providence campaign on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Our celebration will take place at in the cafeteria of the Meeting Street School, located at 1000 Eddy Street in Providence. At the celebration, you will hear more about the specific successes of the Tobacco-Free Providence campaign and the next steps we can take together to build on those successes.
We will be joined by Mayor Taveras, Providence City Council President Michael Solomon, Providence City Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin, Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Michael Fine, Meeting Street School President and CEO John Kelly, Jeleny De Leon of Young Voices, and others who also care about the impact tobacco has on our youth, adults and families.
With your help and support, Tobacco-Free Providence has already made a difference. By educating and engaging community members, the campaign has successfully helped to make environmental changes aimed at reducing youth access to tobacco, strengthened tobacco-free living and learning environments, and supported tobacco users who want to quit. During this time, the Providence City Council has passed and Mayor Taveras has signed groundbreaking ordinances that will help to reduce youth access to tobacco.
We credit our community with the level of success we have reached so far, and your continued support is important to us. Together, we envision a city free from the harmful effects of tobacco.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 29. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Batista (firstname.lastname@example.org / 401.421.7740 x733).