ChurnMag has been one of the leading online tobacco reduction advocates for over four years now. We reach millions of people each year with our message. We now wish to promote and extend our message further in honor of a cherished family member.
Through the Anna Hefrey Scholarship Fund, we will award $6000 a year in scholarships to students who display our same passion for caring and improving the quality of life for millions of Americans.
Although tobacco smoking is in decline, mostly through harm reductions methods like Vaping, more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. About 15% of the adult US population, or 36 Million people, still smoke. Many of these smokers will join those 16 million already living with a smoking-related disease. Tobacco usage is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. It accounts for one in every five deaths, or nearly a half million American lives every year.
With the Anna Hefrey Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their thoughts on some of the tough choices we have to make as a society to aid tobacco harm reduction. We hope to inspire the next generation to help continue the fight for the health of so many impacted in our nation.