It’s time to draw a clear hard line between Big Tobacco and those of us who really care about public health and human life.
Smoking kills people. Tobacco companies kill more than 7 million people a year, and are making billions of dollars doing it. To keep making billions, they need a constant supply of young new customers to replace the ones who keep dying from tobacco-related disease, and they do whatever they can to get them:
They hire the best ad agencies on the planet to come up with sexy, sophisticated ad campaigns.
They fund research to bolster their public image and put a palatable veneer on their industry.
They go where kids are, subverting laws against advertising to children around the globe and online.
They are clever, cunning killers – and we know you don’t want to help them do their dirty work. Which is why: We’re asking businesses and non-profits to Quit Big Tobacco today.
1. DO NOT work with Big Tobacco or its ad agencies and PR firms. Pledge to Quit Big Tobacco and its ad partners.
2. DO NOT take money from tobacco companies or the Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. ALL money from Big Tobacco was earned by selling products that maim and kill people around the globe. Pledge to not accept money from Big Tobacco.
3. DO NOT allow Big Tobacco to sponsor or distribute cigarettes at your events or performances to hook young new smokers. Pledge to ban tobacco in ALL forms from your events and venues.
If you work with Big Tobacco or its agents, you’re helping this industry do its deadly work to kill 7 million people every year. It’s time to Quit Big Tobacco. Sign our pledge.