It’s with deep sadness that we let you know our friend Jason Trewin has passed away. Jase died peacefully at home on June 10, surrounded by his loving family. He was 52.
In the short time we knew Jason, he made a huge impact on us all. We know from the words you’ve shared with us that his story resonated with many of you, too.
He believed passionately in the need to prevent kids from following the same path into smoking that he did and shared his story openly and honestly to make it known how devastating and addictive cigarettes are.
At a time when he’d have been completely forgiven for focusing on himself, Jase chose to focus on others and for that, we think he is a hero.
Jason wanted his campaign to continue to run in the hope it would encourage our politicians to change the minimum purchasing age for tobacco to 21 and ultimately lead to lower smoking rates. In Jase’s memory, we’ll keep pushing for the change he so wanted.
Our deepest sympathies are with Jason’s parents, Hazel and Robin, and his brother Mike, who we know were so proud of him. They provided this statement:
Jason was so proud to be part of the Tobacco21 campaign and was determined to leave a strong preventative message as his legacy. Since his diagnosis, Jason did whatever he could to tell friends, colleagues and strangers about the dangers of starting smoking young. May his words live on and continue this mission.
May he rest in peace