Friday, February 29, 2008

Message from American Lung Association

We're getting close to our 2010 goal – but Big Tobacco is about to pull out all the stops.

Two weeks ago we sent out an email asking you—and our entire community—to sign our petition and push states and communities across this country to go smokefree by no later than 2010. Nebraska quickly answered your call by passing comprehensive smokefree legislation earlier this week. With that important addition, we now have 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with comprehensive smokefree laws for work and public places.

But as we continue to make progress, Big Tobacco is only going to step-up its attack.
We need your help for this final stretch – to put our country's health ahead of Big Tobacco's lobbying muscle. To help us reach our 2010 goal, can you contribute just $20.10 and ask two friends to join you?

Every day, millions of Americans go to work in a smoke-filled office, bar, restaurant, or store, sacrificing their health in order to support their families. And the consequences are extreme: 50,000 people die and hundreds-of-thousands suffer from lung-related diseases because of secondhand smoke.

And Big Tobacco knows that not only do smokefree laws reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, but they also increase the number of people who quit smoking and discourage kids from starting to smoke. That's why they are mounting a massive campaign to stop us from hitting our 2010 goal.

For the health of our friends, family, and neighbors, please join us in countering Big Tobacco's efforts and help us hit our 2010 goal. Together, we can make every community in this country smokefree.

Please donate just $20.10 and ask two friends to join you today.
Thank you for everything you do. The stakes are high, and you are making a huge difference in the lives of millions of Americans.

Bernadette Toomey
President and CEO,
American Lung Association

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