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Rick Stoddard

Anti-Smoking Activist; Author of "The Burning Truth"

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Rick Stoddard Biography

Rick Stoddard is an anti-smoking activist, recognized for his 2001 Super Bowl public service announcement. Since then, Rick has become a prolific campaigner, speaking about the dangers of tobacco use and the marketing tactics employed by the tobacco industry.

Stoddard started campaigning against smoking shortly after his wife, Marie, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 1999 due to cigarette smoking. Marie died five and a half months later in January 2000. Stoddard decided to share his wife's story in the form of several television and radio announcements for the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program. Those localized public service announcements gained notoriety and soon became part of a national campaign which was featured during the 2001 Super Bowl, in which he detailed his wife's death from lung cancer at age 46, stating that "I guess I never thought of 23 as middle aged."

Since then, he has been a speaker at various schools and colleges across America. As part of these campaigns, Stoddard typically shares his personal experiences and provides in-depth, educational information on marketing tactics that tobacco companies use to lure non-smokers. He also speaks to teachers, school administrators and local politicians. During one of these presentations he made clear his views towards the tobacco companies: "When the tobacco industry states they will not advertise to youngsters in this country, they are lying, plain and simple. I travel all around the country talking to anyone trying to stop this and if I can stop one teenager from smoking, that’s a good day."

Reportedly, Stoddard is on the road up to 200 days a year, leaving little time for his previous career as a carpenter. Stoddard's book, "The Burning Truth," was selected in 2002 as an Honorary Hoosier by Governor Frank O'Bannon of Indiana and was also awarded the national ATOD 2003 Community Based Leadership Award by the American Public Health Association and an honorable Kentucky Colonel by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2007.

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Rick Stoddard Biography

Rick Stoddard is an anti-smoking activist, recognized for his 2001 Super Bowl public service announcement. Since then, Rick has become a prolific campaigner, speaking about the dangers of tobacco use and the marketing tactics employed by the tobacco industry.

Stoddard started campaigning against smoking shortly after his wife, Marie, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 1999 due to cigarette smoking. Marie died five and a half months later in January 2000. Stoddard decided to share his wife's story in the form of several television and radio announcements for the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program. Those localized public service announcements gained notoriety and soon became part of a national campaign which was featured during the 2001 Super Bowl, in which he detailed his wife's death from lung cancer at age 46, stating that "I guess I never thought of 23 as middle aged."

Since then, he has been a speaker at various schools and colleges across America. As part of these campaigns, Stoddard typically shares his personal experiences and provides in-depth, educational information on marketing tactics that tobacco companies use to lure non-smokers. He also speaks to teachers, school administrators and local politicians. During one of these presentations he made clear his views towards the tobacco companies: "When the tobacco industry states they will not advertise to youngsters in this country, they are lying, plain and simple. I travel all around the country talking to anyone trying to stop this and if I can stop one teenager from smoking, that’s a good day."

Reportedly, Stoddard is on the road up to 200 days a year, leaving little time for his previous career as a carpenter. Stoddard's book, "The Burning Truth," was selected in 2002 as an Honorary Hoosier by Governor Frank O'Bannon of Indiana and was also awarded the national ATOD 2003 Community Based Leadership Award by the American Public Health Association and an honorable Kentucky Colonel by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2007.

Rick Stoddard Videos

  • Rick Stoddard | Conversations With Jeff Weeks | WSRE
    Anti-Smoking Activist Rick Stoddard talks about how he became an activist, his public service announcements and his wife's untimely death as a result...
  • Anti Tobacco & Anti Smoking Youth Speaker - Rick Stoddard
    Rick Stoddard is an anti-smoking and tobacco prevention speaker with The Drive to Save Lives Tour, North America's # 1 resource for high school and...

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  • How to book Rick Stoddard?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Stoddard for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Stoddard, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Stoddard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Stoddard?

    Booking fees for Rick Stoddard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Stoddard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Stoddard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Stoddard for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Stoddard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Stoddard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Stoddard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Stoddard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Stoddard for your event is available upon request. Rick Stoddard generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Siegel, Neal Benowitz, John Cleese, Ruth Malone and Judith Mackay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Stoddard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rick Stoddard Speaker Videos

  • Rick Stoddard | Conversations With Jeff Weeks | WSRE
    Anti-Smoking Activist Rick Stoddard talks about how he became an activist, his public service announcements and his wife's untimely death as a result of lung cancer.
    Anti Tobacco & Anti Smoking Youth Speaker - Rick Stoddard
    Rick Stoddard is an anti-smoking and tobacco prevention speaker with The Drive to Save Lives Tour, North America's # 1 resource for high school and college prevention speakers.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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