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Patrick Reynolds Helps Adams Thermal Go 'Smoke-Free'

April 16, 2013, 10:28 AM

CANTON, SD -

Patrick Reynolds, the grandson of cigarette company founder R.J. Reynolds and a noted tobacco-free advocate is coming to Adams Thermal Systems on Wednesday, April 17th to speak to employees about the dangers of smoking. Adams Thermal will become a 100% smoke-free campus on July 1st. Mr. Reynolds will offer motivation to smoking employees to quit as well as discuss the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Patrick Reynolds' advocacy work and motivational talks to youth and adults have made him a well-known and respected champion of a smoke-free society. Mr. Reynolds watched his father, RJ Reynolds, Jr., his oldest brother RJ Reynolds III, and other members of his family die from cigarette-induced emphysema and lung cancer. Concerned about the mounting health evidence, he made the decision to speak out against the industry his family helped build.

According to Brian Denny, Manager of Safety, Training, Development & Compliance, Adams Thermal Systems informed employees in March that the company would become a smoke-free campus. A smoke-free campus is defined as no smoking in all indoor AND outdoor areas. Smokers must leave company property to smoke. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that only 100% smoke-free policies like this one fully protect workers’ health and offer the greatest support to smokers trying to quit.

Mike Adams, CEO of Adams Thermal Systems, says that the decision to go smoke-free was an easy one. “When you stack up all the evidence and all the benefits to the workforce, smoke-free is the only responsible choice. The hard part is effectively helping employees who want to quit smoking. Our goal is not just policies but helping people abide by this change.”

In addition to offering smoking cessation classes and resources, Adams Thermal Systems wanted to do more to support employees, said Denny. “Patrick Reynolds is one of the most credible and influential voices on the subject of smoke-free society. Obviously we’re thrilled Obviously we’re thrilled that he’s agreed to come and we expect a great response from employees,” added Denny.

Adams Thermal Systems has made arrangements for Patrick Reynolds to share his smoking prevention presentation with students at Canton High School as well.

During his presentations, Mr. Reynolds will also compare South Dakota to other States in these areas: its tobacco tax, its smoking ban, its Statewide smoking ban, its State spending on tobacco cessation, its adult and teen smoking rates, and tobacco advertising in South Dakota.

Mr. Reynolds serves as Executive Director of the Foundation for a Smokefree America, a nonprofit group he founded in 1989. Its mission is to motivate youth to stay tobacco free, and to empower smokers to quit successfully.

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