If anyone doubts the power of letter writing: Wal-Mart cancelled its contract with a cake manufacturer because of my letter (below).
If you would like to take ten minutes and send an "ez-letter" on a smoking issue, go to www.smokefree.org and choose your letter.
June 3, 2002
Dear Mr. Scott:
I was in Sam's today in Zacatecas, Mexico.
I saw a bunch of birthday cakes in the cake department. They had a big race car designed in the icing on the top with a big Marlboro logo in colored icing. They were obviously for children's birthdays. I couldn't believe it.
If you want a picture, let me know. I'll go back and take a picture.
Just out of curiosity, why do you do things like this? If you can't follow Target's lead and stop selling tobacco products, can't you at least stop pushing them?
cc: The Walton Children, Wal-Mart