Posted by: prevention2 | October 12, 2010

Grandson of Tobacco Farmer Encourages Smoke-Free America


Watching his father die spun Patrick Reynolds into a crusade to save America — one cigarette at a time.

It is an unlikely story considering his father was tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds, the son of a tobacco farmer whose name is on hundreds of thousands of cartons of cigarettes and who developed the prepackaged cigarette.

“My only memories of my father are of a man lying down, dying from smoking,” he told students at Butler Middle School Monday.


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