Why I Fight: Jane’s Dad

On the Shoulders of a Giant When I heard the news of 50 newspapers in the USA running full page ads against smoking it was a bitter-sweet moment. Let me explain why it was so personal. My father, Frederick ...
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Why I Fight: Garret Mathews

I watched Mom die from smoking-induced lung cancer. I wrote the piece because I want folks to know that even smoking only a few cigarettes a day can be fatal. You smoke. Betsy Mathews Oh, not a lot. S...
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Why Kelsey Fights

My parents have always told me that they knew I would become a lawyer from a young age because of my favorite childhood expression- “That’s not fair!” As I got older, I never stopped feeling that some things j...
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Why I Fight: Violet Dyer

Violet and her sister I fight for the health of our future leaders, the children across the world. I do not want any child to grow up with the health struggles that I have had to endure since my early child...
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Why I Fight: Kim Intino

Kim Intino and her Mother She made every holiday special. She would fill Easter baskets with candy, carve pumpkins, make me beautiful Halloween costumes, and spend hours trimming the Christmas tree. And she...
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Why I Fight

We all joined the tobacco control movement for different yet similar reasons. Whether in honor of a loved one struck down by tobacco addiction, a sense of outrage at an industry that profits from death, or a de...