A statement from Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation President Rob Crane:
"This week Matt Myers announced his retirement. I've known Matt for over 25 years and had a front row seat to witness his leadership in developing the foremost advocacy organization to counter the pervasive and powerful marketing of nicotine and tobacco products to our kids.
He harnessed the anger and despair of parents, health care providers, educators, and policymakers to create a force to counter those who would addict our kids and warp our health priorities. Moreover, he manage to do this not just in the US or in the developed world but across a global community.
Throughout this entire time, I've known Matt to be the consummate servant leader - always accessible, thoughtful, warm, kind, and forward thinking. We remain grateful for his partnership in our organization's efforts to reduce retailer access to kids by raising the age of sale for tobacco products.
I, we, want to offer our sincerest thanks and gratitude for these years of service and our chance to work with a great leader, a lovely person, and a terrific friend. Thank you, Matt."
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