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Should smoking be made illegal?
MSNBC, Host:Dr. Nancy Snyderman
October 15, 2009, 12:15pm EST
Guest Patrick Reynolds debates.
Obama Signs Bill for FDA Regulation of Tobacco
Fox News Channel, Opening Bell
June 22nd, 2009, 9:45am EST
Guest Patrick Reynolds explains the bill for FDA regulaton of tobacco, and his plans to tour in China, India, Russia, the Middle East, and other nations where smoking rates are high.
Patrick Reynolds: An Unlikely
for FDA Regulation of Tobacco
KCBS TV, Los Angeles, June 22, 2009
SKAI TV Network
Also see print coverage, April 28 - May 7
Mr. Reynolds was invited by the Health Minister of Greece to build public awareness
of the dangers
of smoking and second hand smoke. His visit attracted major national press coverage and he recieved a strong letter of recomendation from a high official in the Greek Health Ministry, to be shown to other Health Ministers.
Fox News Channel, Brett Baier
June 24, 2007, 1:40 pm
Quitting more effective
than Phillip Morris' safer cigarette
Patrick Reynolds: "It will be decades before we have reliable data on whether this cigarette is truly safer; it takes 20 to 30 years to get the heart and lung disease smoking causes. Will it 5% safer or 25% safer? It's like jumping off the 10th floor instead of the 20th floor. The only safe thing to do is to quit.
"Twenty states have now passed laws providing for 100% smokefree bars and restaurants -- eighteen of them in the past four years alone... Phillip Morris, watch out!"
CBS Early Show
March 14, 2007, 7:53am
Banning smoking everywhere
The town of Belmont, CA is considering a ban of smoking in apartments with shared ventilation systems.
Guests: Patrick Reynolds of Smokefree America, and Esther Schiller of the Smokefree Apartment House Registry
March 13, 2007
Movie industry under pressure
limit audiences for films with smoking
(Website summary only)
“There’s a clear link between the percentage of characters who smoke in films and the rate of youth smoking,” Patrick Reynolds... Reynolds said he applauded the idea of a mandatory R rating, but he said it was probably more practical to seek voluntary restraint from filmmakers, along with the screening of anti-smoking ads before movies and regulatory oversight to ensure that tobacco companies don’t pay production companies to put tobacco branding in their pictures.
March 3, 2007
More colleges ban smoking on campus
Windows Media file
Debate between Patrick Reynolds and
Gary Nolan, The Smoker's Club
Smoking in cars with children present
CNBC, Power Lunch, Debate, January 22, 2007
Also: MSNBC Debate, January 19, 2007
Fox News Channel, Weekend Live, Debate, January 28, 2007
Proposals for smoking bans in cars with kids are cropping up around the country, with Patrick Reynolds, Foundation For A SmokeFree America Executive Director; Gary Nolan, The Smoker's Club Spokesman and CNBC's Sue Herera.
Patrick Reynolds' 5 city press tour of Ohio with the
American Cancer Society's campaign manager
Competing Ohio Ballot Measures:
Educating the public about Issue 5, Statewide 100%
Smokefree Restaurants & Bars, VS. Issue 4, an R.J. Reynolds-sponsored measure to permit smoking statewide
October 27, 2006
October 26, 2006
Cincinnatti and Dayton
October 25, 2006
Cleveland and Columbus
Text list of TV News coverage
Text list of print coverage
Missouri Amendment 3 | Cigarette tax
Press conference in Kansas City, MO
October 17, 2006
Kansas City, MO, Channel 9 KMBC (ABC), Channel 4 WDAF (FOX)
Text at KMBC website
Text at Fox4 Website
KMBZ FM Radio
Anti-smoking advocate denounces family ties to the
Tampa FL, Channel
10 (CBS), May
Anti-smoking grandson of RJ Reynolds tells kids, Don't smoke!
Tampa FL, Bay
News 9, May 9, 2006
"In the school auditorium at Middleton High Wednesday morning, Patrick
Reynolds took the stage, microphone in hand, and began telling
Statewide New Jersey, NYC and parts of NY State and PA
to teens during a talk at a high school in Somerset County, NJ: "By
making itself the outlaw rebel of the tobacco industry, who do
you think RJ Reynolds is positioning itself to appeal to?" Shows
the audience RJR's candy flavored cigarette ads, and RJR's Kool
with a DJ,
hip-hop artist and youth party on recent packaging.
anchor, concluding story: Reynolds
says New Jersey is doing very little to shield kids from the
dangers that lurk in their first puff. He's calling for higher
levels of funding for the State's youth
tobacco prevention programs -- specifically to designate more than
just 1% of the more than $1 billion the State collects each
year in tobacco revenues. He
applauds the Garden State for
the recent Clean Indoor Air Act.
Are tobacco tax hikes fair to smokers?
Cavuto, Your World
March 27, 2006
CBS Evening News
Repeated next morning on affiliates
March 20, 2006
executives of the tobacco giant [RJR] say the timing of all this
is coincidental to Chicago's smoking ban, R.J. Reynolds’ anti-smoking
grandson says he doubts that. 'It really is an in-your-face effort
to say, 'Hey, here is a bar where we found a loophole
where you can still smoke. It is a rebellion
on the part of R.J. Reynolds,'
says Patrick Reynolds."
to the Smoking Lounge (Text version at CBS website)
On the Money with Dylan Ratigan
Patrick Reynolds: "Companies should not be able to fire smokers
simply because they smoke at home."
December 21, 2005
December 15, 2005
RJ Reynolds Grandson Opposes Smoking
Debate about the new, "safer" cigarette
November 7, 2005
Fox News Channel
Your World with Neil Cavuto
Should NW Airlines ask employees to quit smoking, to reduce the airline's
health insurance costs?
October 19, 2005
Fox News Channel
Your World with Neil Cavuto
A broken promise to our kids -- States not spending Big Tobacco's lawsuit
payments on tobacco prevention programs, despite proven success in several
December 13, 2002
the legal age to buy tobacco be raised to 21?
February 21, 2002
The Early Show
lawsuit awards $145 billion to FL smokers
Should these lawsuits be allowed?
July 18, 2000
Norwalk, Bellevue, Ashland, Mansfield, Ohio
Speaking tour of Ohio middle and high schools
sponsored by a hospital in each city
February 12, 2008
Jan 9, 2008
ABC 31 News
KALB (NBC) News Channel 5, Live at Noon
Reynolds' new DVD for families
A Talk With Your Kids
Excerpts from our new video for families, of Patrick Reynolds' live talk
for grades 7 thru 12.
Release date: July 1, 2005
Selection of online video