'Are Your Kids Sending You Smoke Signals?' E-chat with Brown & Williamson
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ``Are your children sending you smoke signals?'' is the title of the second ``Virtual Town Hall Meeting'' e-chat which will be hosted by Brown & Williamson Tobacco on Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Corky Newton, Brown & Williamson's vice president of corporate and youth responsibility programs, will take questions from a potential worldwide audience for an hour on the company's web site, www.brownandwilliamson.com.
``Researchers have determined why young people start smoking,'' said Newton. ``The reasons include peer pressure, the desire to appear more mature, and the need to rebel. We want to share some of the solutions we've learned, and we want to discuss how parents can make a huge difference in a child's life and in the decision not to smoke.''
In Brown & Williamson's Town Hall Meeting, a moderator will take questions from participants and submit them to Newton for her response. To take part in the e-chat, participants need to log on to www.brownandwilliamson.com, click on the ``e-chat'' sign and take a seat in the virtual auditorium for the question and answer session.
On November 23, Brown & Williamson became the first major tobacco company to host a live e-chat session when CEO Nick Brookes answered questions from people throughout the country. Other e-chats may be scheduled in the near future.