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Raise the Age, Wisconsin!

The Issue

Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association wants to change that.

We’re working to raise the minimum sales age of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 years old in Wisconsin. As of July 2019, 18 states have passed this law and we must join them.

95-percent of adult smokers say they picked up the habit before they were 21. If the tobacco sales age is raised to 21, we can prevent thousands of Wisconsin teens from getting addicted to nicotine.

Help us make a positive impact on the health of our next generation. Talk with the young people in our lives about the dangers of addiction and how vaping can lead to a lifetime of poor health and help us #RaiseTheAge.

 

Take Action

Wisconsin's lawmakers need to hear from you! Will you tell them to #RaisetheAge?

            Yes, I'll Help

 

Resources 

The 101 on e-Cigarettes Youth and Tobacco: A New Crisis WI Tobacco 21 fact sheet
     

 

Media 

WSAW-TV: www.wsaw.com/content/news/Wisconsin-lawmakers-propose-new-bill-to-raise-legal-smoking-age-558485651.html

WAOW.com: waow.com/news/top-stories/2019/08/27/american-heart-association-weighs-in-on-proposed-minimum-age-for-vaping/

Milwaukee Courier Online: milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2019/08/30/american-heart-association-and-other-health-groups-support-bill-that-could-raise-tobacco-sales-to-21/

            

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