I Pledge Not to Smoke: a Campaign for Gainesville's Youth

Oct 16, 2013, 08:52 ET from Avera & Smith Attorneys at Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avera & Smith Attorneys at Law, in partnership with Tobacco Free Alachua, announce a countywide initiative promoting their new campaign, "I Pledge Not to Smoke." The campaign will invite the youth of Alachua County to take the pledge, spread awareness and help stop the use of tobacco products.

Hoping to bring awareness to the dangers of smoking, Avera & Smith invites students of the Gainesville community to step up and take a life-changing pledge. Flyers will be distributed to all middle and high schools in Alachua County, for students to sign and commit to remain tobacco free. Signatures will be collected digitally through Instagram, and hand signed forms can also be mailed in. Once collected, they will be incorporated into the design of a Regional Transit System bus to circulate through Gainesville. This display will serve as a public statement to end tobacco use, allowing members of the community to proudly take ownership of the campaign.

October 23 through 31, Mark Avera and Rod Smith will make an anti-smoking presentation at select Alachua County schools in conjunction with National Red Ribbon week's "A Healthy Me is Drug Free," a week-long campaign providing drug awareness for America's youth.

"We have seen firsthand the deadly effects of tobacco addiction. Smoking destroys lives, and we want to ensure the youth of our county take the pledge not to smoke," said Attorney Mark Avera.

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Avera & Smith has been representing Floridians for more than 60 years. Their legacy is one of personal service and genuine care for clients and the local community. Most importantly, the law firm has the experience and qualifications that have created a family tradition of success. This has not only earned them a great reputation, but also helped them get fair settlements and verdicts for their clients. Mark Avera, Managing Partner in Avera & Smith, is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law.  Lance Avera, Partner, is Board Certified in Workers Compensation Law. Rod Smith, Partner, has more than 35 years of trial experience. Members of the firm have been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers many years in a row, named in the Best Lawyers in America publication, honored with the highest rating possible (AV Preeminent*) for their legal ability and ethical standards and have received numerous other awards and recognitions. For more, visit www.avera.com.

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