January 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
In March of 2011, Mindy W. Saffer closed a lease transaction on behalf of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a not-for-profit group dedicated to eradicating underage smoking. Established in 1996, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids employs its resources in a variety of targeted advocacy efforts, promoting actionable public policies to decrease tobacco use among children and adolescents, raise awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke, and improve regulation regarding the sale and marketing of tobacco products. Moreover, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids oversees numerous smoking cessation classes for the public, encouraging old and young alike to join in the movement against the tobacco industry.
Working on both a national and international level, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids collaborates with the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, a program implemented by respected philanthropist and Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg in 2006. According to statistics released by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, cigarettes and other forms of tobacco take the lives of more than 14,000 people each day. Singling out tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death in the world, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids estimates the annual death toll from smoking at 400,000 in the United States alone.
Projecting that tobacco will kill 8 million people every year by 2030 in light of current smoking trends, the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use relies on the vital partnership it shares with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to spread its commendable message.
In 2009, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids celebrated the enactment of new anti-smoking legislation passed by Congress and President Obama. Providing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with license to regulate tobacco companies’ advertising campaigns, the law represents a great victory for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, one of many to come in America and across the globe.