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Speaker helps prepare corporation employees for a campus smoking ban

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Published on Apr 25, 2014

This is a two minute clip from a presentation Patrick Reynolds gave in 2013 at Adams Thermal Systems in Canton, SD.

Mr. Reynolds' talks to 1,000 employees at a large manufacturing plant were a part of a wider overall program to prepare them for a new smokefree campus policy.

When it went into effect two months later, the new policy was accepted by employees and well received. It was a highly successful implementation.

The company also arranged for Mr. Reynolds to speak to a high school and middle school audience. The company's communications team invited local press and got positive news coverage which helped build goodwill with employees and the wider community.

Some years back, Mr. Reynolds was also a speaker at the launch of pharmaceutical company Ciba Geigy's new nicotine patch. He later spoke at a press conference announcing new nicotine replacement therapies of another pharmaceutical company, Lederle. See www.Tobaccofree.org/clients for feedback.

Below is the complete quote by Mike Adams, CEO of Adams Thermal Systems:

Patrick Reynolds' talk to 1,000 of our employees was powerful and impassioned. He was highly motivating, energized, and a superb speaker -- on fire, eloquent and skilled at delivering his well-researched message.

Reynolds' presentation contained plenty of useful information, and after he spoke here, we had very positive comments from numerous employees, as well as from employees' family members.

Mr. Reynolds played a key role in our successful transition to a smokefree campus. His group provided us with consulting on top smoking cessation programs and resources for companies planning to take their campus smokefree.

We also invited Patrick to give a second, very empowering talk at our local high school which proved to be an excellent outreach to our wider local community. He was covered in feature articles by all our major newspapers. His talk to the teens was so successful, we're thinking of bringing him back to speak in more schools in the County.

In sum, we were thrilled to have Patrick Reynolds speak to employees and consult with us. His talks here were also a great goodwill building opportunity, with both our workers and our wider community. We highly recommend him to other companies who are taking their campus smokefree, or who simply want an excellent outreach program to build goodwill in the community.

Mike Adams, CEO
Adams Thermal Systems
Canton, SD
April 2013

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