Patrick Reynolds is a grandson of the tobacco company founder, R.J. Reynolds, but the family's brands, Camel and Winston, killed his father and eldest brother.
This nationally known smokefree advocate is a popular motivational speaker at schools, hospitals and colleges around the nation.
Hospital Marketing Directors frequently sponsor his talks, in part because press coverage of his appearances is strong and positive. This acclaimed program builds goodwill for sponsors, and is an excellent outreach for hospitals. See what hospitals and others are saying.
Why not make one brief call to a likely local sponsor? See our Five Minute Plan with talking points.
In a little over an hour, Reynolds went from being just another anti-tobacco speaker to something special,' commented a front page story in one local paper. See recent news coverage.
Within the first five minutes, I was amazed to watch Patrick Reynolds create an extraordinary bond with our school's culturally diverse and economically underprivileged teens,' said Hali Rosen, a teacher at Hawthorne (CA) High.
After his opening story about his own father's absence, and the sadness and anger he felt as a youth because of it, he asked the students, 'How many of you do not have your biological fathers living at home with you?' When over 50% of the audience slowly raised their hands, our students seemed to realize that these shared emotions cross all economic and social borders -- and a bond was formed. After that, the students listened quietly and respectfully, and I could see real interest in their faces, as they related to his overheads and the moving stories he told, so very effectively and skillfully.'
Speakers for Anti-Smoking College Lectures
Patrick Reynolds is a grandson of the tobacco company founder, R.J. Reynolds, but the family's brands, Camel and Winston, killed his father and eldest brother. This nationally known tobaccofree advocate is a popular motivational speaker at universities, hospitals and schools around the nation.
Reynolds has become one of the nation's best-known US tobaccofree advocates, campaigning for ballot measures and State Assembly bills to ban smoking in the workplace, to increase State spending on teen smoking prevention programs, for FDA regulation and more.
Hospital Marketing Directors often co-sponsor his talks in part because press coverage of his appearances is strong and positive. That builds goodwill for them, and is an excellent outreach to the community members, too. See our Five Minute Plan with talking points.
Note that Mr. Reynolds offers to speak twice, so schools may cut their cost in half by partnering with a nearby college. His second talk may also be donated to a local middle or high school.
In a little over an hour, Reynolds went from being just another anti-tobacco speaker to something special,' commented a front page story in one local paper. See the most recent news coverage of his lectures.
Reynolds' impassioned talks were informative, funny, profound, motivating and poignant. A dazzling speaker, he skillfully mixed colorful stories about the RJ Reynolds family, Massachusetts and national tobacco data on a range of issues. Throughout his thought-provoking lectures, Reynolds interacted with his audiences and closed with an inspiring promise of the coming tobaccofree society.
We received positive feedback from the community, students, teachers, and the general public. One member of the community told me, 'Jordan Hospital performed a great service to the community by bringing Patrick Reynolds to Plymouth.
As a result of the lectures, Jordan Hospital received strong pre- and post-lecture media coverage in the Boston Globe, the Old Colony Memorial newspaper, an interview on Boston's WBZ-AM radio station and local radio as well. Patrick Reynolds' passion and belief in his mission of preventing children from smoking was a resounding success for the community and for Jordan Hospital,' said Christopher Smalley, Director of Marketing at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts.