On March 24, 2011, members of Tobacco Free Fort Bend attended the Texas Conference Against Tobacco in Tyler at the UT-Tyler campus. While at the conference members met Dave Goerlitz, a professional actor, producer, public speaker, and educator, best known for his role as the “Winston Man” in RJ Reynolds lucrative “Search & Rescue” advertisement series.
In November of 1988, Goerlitz took a historic stand against the tobacco industry and condemned the tobacco industry’s advertising. He alleged tobacco advertisements target young people of the world and addicts several thousand young people every week to tobacco products.
The Texas Conference Against Tobacco hopes to encourage collaboration to lessen the impact of tobacco on the state of Texas and its communities.