Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launches National Campaign to “Shop Tobacco-Free”

Healthy Retailers, Media Campaign, Pharmacies

2014_10_20_shoptobaccofreeThe Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids recently launched a new national campaign aimed at getting more retailers to stop selling tobacco. The campaign centers around a website, www.shoptobaccofree.org, which features an interactive map showing locations of tobacco-free retailers based on your location and encourages consumers to shop tobacco-free.

The website also includes a “Wall of Fame” and a “Wall of Shame” list of stores that do and do not sell tobacco, and highlights stores that have already decided to end tobacco sales, including CVS Health, Target, Wegmans, and independently owned stores.

It provides social-media took-kits using the hashtag #ShopTobaccoFree to raise awareness of the campaign. It also provides ways to connect with retailers on social media, asking them to stop selling tobacco or thanking them for doing so. Read more on their website here.

Looking for more ways to encourage retailers to stop selling tobacco products? Check out our Tobacco Free Pharmacies Action Guide and our page on Licensing and Zoning!