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American Heart Association & Partners Host #Tobacco21RI Advocacy Day

Advocates from across the Ocean State recently gathered at the State House for unveiling of '21 Reasons' Gallery and to discuss #Tobacco21RI movement.

hero_image_alt_text===Kids at Tobacco 21 Advocacy Day

On May 8th, more than fifty advocates traveled to the Rhode Island State House to discuss the importance of raising the sale age for tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes) from 18 to 21. The event was sponsored by the American Heart Association, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Participants at Tobacco 21 Advocacy Day

As part of the Tobacco 21 Advocacy Day program, advocates also unveiled the ‘21+ Reasons’ Gallery that features Rhode Island youth and adults sharing – in their own words – why they support #Tobacco21RI. It was an inspiring day!

Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Maine, and Oregon have raised the sale age for tobacco products to 21 – let’s make sure Rhode Island is next! Join the #Tobacco21RI movement – click here to contact your legislators today:

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