|Jump to full article: St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, 1999-10-02|
Author: Richard J. Sauer
The National 4-H Council accepted funding so it could develop a youth tobacco prevention program. A few persist in criticizing this program because of the funding source. This program is being developed independently from Philip Morris. Philip Morris has no control over the curriculum, program design, its implementation or its evaluation. . . It grieves me greatly to see the good name of 4-H tarnished by a few critics.
I urge Post-Dispatch readers, who surely know the value of 4-H programs in their communities, not to allow this negative ad placed by an outside organization to sour their opinion of the excellent 4-H youth development programs in Missouri and Illinois.
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I encourage others who care about the future of young people, like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, to devote funding to developing resources that will improve the lives of young people, not to use negative ads attacking youth organizations.
Richard J. Sauer, president and chief executive officer of the National 4-H Council, wants the CTFK to stop criticizing and start funding. Quoted in <i>SAUER: COUNTERPOINT : 4-H program seeks to keep young people from smoking</i>