Do you think children should smoke? No? Neither do we. That’s why The Ruth Law Team is proud to be a sponsor for the 20th Annual Tobacco-Free Kids Gala. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has one mission: to create a future free from death and disease caused by tobacco.
About The Tobacco-Free Kids Gala
This year’s gala will present the Champion Award to two people who have led the fight in keeping kids away from tobacco: Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, the President of Uruguay and Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the CDC. Vázquez’s efforts include placing graphic warnings on cigarette packs and eliminating terms such as “light” and “low tar” in advertising. He is credited with helping decrease tobacco consumption among youth by 70% in only 10 years.
Similarly, Dr. Frieden has been instrumental in providing resources to those who are looking to quit smoking. His initiatives include launching the popular Tips from Former Smokers campaign and assisting in the creation of the Bloomberg Initiative, which helps people in low-and middle-income countries help kick the destructive habit.
The Devastating Effects of Tobacco
The devastating side effects linked to tobacco have claimed the lives of millions. Sadly, tobacco is linked to the deaths of more than 480,000 Americans and six million people across the world each year. Cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat and esophagus in addition to stroke, emphysema and heart disease are just a few of the health complications related to tobacco use. For years, big tobacco companies have flat out denied the science behind tobacco and major health complications, leaving millions at risk.
The Ruth Law Team and Tobacco Litigation
For nearly a decade, The Ruth Law Team has been proud to join the fight against big tobacco companies. We represent clients who were heavily deceived by the tobacco giants and have suffered greatly from it. We are glad to see our donation to the Tobacco-Free Kids Gala will go toward preventing children from starting to smoke, helping current smokers quit and protecting all from secondhand smoke.