Grandson of tobacco giant asks students not to smoke

PENSACOLA, Fla. The grandson of tobacco giant R-J Reynolds might be considered the black sheep of the family.

Patrick Reynolds spoke to nearly 35-hundred students yesterday morning about the dangers of smoking. The students were brought from area schools to an aircraft hangar at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Reynolds has become a national advocate for a smoke-free society. He talked yesterday about his father's death from smoking, tobacco's addictive nature and other inherent risks of using tobacco.

Reynolds also spoke to about five-thousand sailors. He is scheduled to address a second group of students at the air station tomorrow.

During his three-day tour, Reynolds will address 10-thousand students from a two-county area.


Information from: Pensacola News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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