Every week on “Big Tobacco Messed with the Wrong Moms”, hosts Meredith Berkman and Dorian Fuhrman, two of PAVe’s co-founders, will discuss the youth vaping epidemic, sharing important information about everything from serious health risks to quitting resources. Moderating important conversations with top public-health experts, these MOMvocates will speak directly to parents and other key stakeholders across the country, empowering them to join the fight to keep our kids from becoming an entire generation of nicotine addicts.
Episode 028: Kathy’s Story: A Connecticut Mom’s Fight to Save her Son
On this week’s episode, we hear the story of a Connecticut mom struggling to save her son from his nicotine addiction as a result of flavored e-cigarette products.
Kathy from Connecticut’s story shows us that we are not alone and when we stand up and fight back against Big Tobacco, just how powerful we can all be.
Episode 027: A CongressMOM Fights Back
On this week’s episode, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware, author of the Quit Because of COVID-19 Act to expand Medicaid coverage for tobacco-cessation during the pandemic, explains that her passion on this issue is personal.
A Former CEO of the Urban League and mother of two, Blunt Rochester blames the industry’s glamorizing of smoking--the Virginia Slims ads and Newport KOOL concerts she recalls from when she was young--for leading family members to a lifetime of nicotine addiction. Now she sees similar tactics being deployed to hook a new generation through flavored nicotine products.
Episode 026 : A Native American Mom’s Fight to Protect Her Community
On this week’s episode, Rae O’Leary, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, describes how JUUL representatives offered hundreds of thousands of dollars and free products to hook her tribe on what they falsely described as “smoking cessation” products.
In 2019, O’Leary, who leads public-health initiatives for Missouri Breaks in Eagle Butte, South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, testified about this meeting at the Congressional hearing investigating JUUL’s marketing to teens. (In fact, that’s where we “wrong moms” met.) Hear, this tobacco-control educator and advocate--whose leadership led her tribal council to pass one of the strongest smoke-free air policies in Indian country--share her community’s historic struggle to fight Big Tobacco’s predatory behavior, especially towards Native American teens.
Episode 025 : The Truth about getting your kid to quit
On this week’s episode, Truth Initiative CEO and President Robin Koval explains why our kids tune us out but listen to a total stranger--as long as it’s a fellow teen. Truth has mastered the essential art of peer-to-peer messaging, and that’s why the...
Episode 024 : Get Your Head Out of the Clouds
In this week’s episode, American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer and Chief Marketing Officer Julia Fitzgerald introduce the organization’s parent-focused initiative encouraging adults to discuss the dangers of vaping with...
Episode 023: Bloomberg’s Next Chapter in the Battle Against Big Tobacco
In this week’s episode, Dr. Kelly Henning, public-health lead of Bloomberg Philanthropies, explains why Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a tobacco-control pioneer, views banning flavored e-cigarettes--and protecting kids from a lifetime of nicotine...
How misinformed can you be?
I’ve never heard a more biased, misinformed group of ladies.
Total paid propaganda, tobacco protection at its highest.
A Temperance Movement for the 21st Century
These ladies heard about Carrie Nation and said, "hold my rosé !"
With enough money you can get members of Congress to listen to your science-free nonsense and get paid to advocate for prohibition. But, I guess telling others how to live their lives gives these millionaire mommies something to do between attending fundraising galas, searching for the perfect nanny, and exploiting their own kids for a political agenda. One star for the laughs and I do mean at them, not with them, because they have no sense of humor.
p.s. to get a real sense of these ladies, I recommend reading "In Pursuit of the Perfect Sitter," by Meredith Berkman in the New York Sun, November 14, 2006.