Atlantic General Hospital’s Community Education Department brought
Patrick Reynolds, a grandson of cigarette company founder RJ Reynolds,
to speak to local school children about the dangers of tobacco and the
importance of avoiding smoking.
Visit the site below for a clip from one of his youth presentations:
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. He made the decision to speak out against the industry
his family helped build.
Over the years, he has pushed for stronger regulation of tobacco and he
has spoken before legislators across the country about protecting and
educating our nation’s youth about the dangers of cigarette smoking.
On May 18, 2012 he presented "The Truth about Tobacco" at Worcester
Prep and Most Blessed Sacrament. If you have a student at one of these
schools, please talk to him or her about the presentation and reinforce
the importance of becoming or remaining tobacco-free.
Photo courtesy of La Grande Observer