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October 31, 2013
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October 31, 2013
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This is my favorite anti-smoking group of all. I was able to dedicate a donation I made at their website to the memory of my best friend's husband, who passed away because of smoking -- and they let my friend know I made a gift in his memory in a nice letter.

This non-profit has also long
been active educating the public about smoking bans, FDA regulation of tobacco, the health benefits of tobacco tax hikes and other tobacco policy. Their acclaimed educational video, The Truth About Tobacco, is now in over 10,000 middle and high schools, and their quitting tips helped another good friend of mine to stop smoking. I have great praise for The Foundation for a Smokefree America. This is where my donations are going to go every year, and I hope the reader will join me in giving, too.

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September 25, 2011

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September 25, 2011

My husband and I have looked into groups against smoking, and we can say with some authority the Foundation for a Smokefree America is one of the best groups in the US fighting tobacco. Their programs keep youth from getting addicted, and empower thousands of smokers to quit successfully. They have a tremendous web presence thanks in part to a major in-kind grant of $40,000 per month in free advertising on Google.

Because of this they have a great platform to educate the public about numerous tobacco issues; they are best known for their national campaign for teen smoking prevention. Every major search engine ranks Smokefree America among its top three results for "anti-smoking", "anti-tobacco" and related search phrases.

Executive Director Patrick Reynolds apprears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and other networks, whenever tobacco stories are on the wires. We found a url at the group's site with his news coverage -- www.Anti-smoking.org/news/ Mr. Reynolds is a frequent speaker to community groups, universities and middle and high schools in the US; they are now focusing on a new international campaign.

This group also offers an acclaimed educational video, "The Truth About Tobacco, 2011 Edition," now in over 10,000 schools, health departments and libraries. We watched some clips from it at www.tobaccofree.org/clips/

The org is a tax-exempt, public 501c3 foundation, and my husband and I will continue to give all we can to support their programs and mission. We know this group, and they are really making a difference in this fight.

We are hoping to spearhead Smokefree America's endowment and capital campaign, and we hope you will join us.

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I saw Patrick Reynolds speak at a university near here a few years ago, and his talk motivated me to become more involved in this fight. My mother died from smoking when I was 25, and I have always cared about the problem of tobacco use.

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I'd like this group to devote greater resources to their capital campaign to raise an endowment. This will empower them to focus on this good work in the decades to come.

September 19, 2011
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September 19, 2011
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This organization's work affects not only the future, in preventing kids from starting to smoke, but also the present in helping people quit the cigarette habit. The Foundation for a Smokefree America doesn't just help the teens in this country, but it also has an impact worldwide, which is important as our country becomes more globally oriented.

I have donated to this organization in the past and wholeheartedly believe in their effective programs and how they allocate their donations to provide the most impact for the money.

Patrick Reynolds is a charismatic and engaging speaker that can easily reach kids of all ages with his healthy message.

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Seeing children have "ah-ha" moments, and also seeing them be motivated to help the adults in their family quit as well.

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None. They are a model organization, in my mind.

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