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Breaking News from Chicago: Tobacco 21 Passes!

 

On March 16, Chicago’s City Council passed the tobacco ordinance which included raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21!

Each day, nearly 2,500 kids in this country try their first cigarette. By raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21, Chicago has taken a necessary step to protect the health of its children. Studies have shown that almost 90 percent of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 19, and this ordinance will make it that much harder for children to pick up this deadly habit.

Chicago just became one of the largest of more than 100 cities across the country who have passed Tobacco 21 laws, including New York, Cleveland and Evanston. We can’t thank you enough for your quick action and engagement on this issue!

We did it!

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