Kimberly Bankston-Lee

A naturally caring person, Kimberly is happiest when she’s helping others. Growing up in the Bay Area, her mother smoked everywhere and she nagged her to quit. But even when her mom got breast cancer, she never did. “Seeing her tobacco addiction and learning how toxic it is in small enclosed spaces really bothered me. I work with people living in apartments who feel they have no options to get out, and I feel like it’s up to me to help them.” After working for years to help individuals quit smoking, Kimberly fell into and fell in love with tobacco policy work. “With policy change, you can impact an entire community’s health.” She sees tobacco as a social justice issue, and enjoys her freedom at BREATHE to pursue state policy changes. “No one should have to be exposed to smoke where they live, work, learn and play!”

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