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About Our Campaign

We are working on a unified impact across the metro; things are progressing in Kansas City, Missouri:

Councilwoman Parks-Shaw introduced an ordinance to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including mint and menthol in Kansas City. The American Heart Association commends her for taking this step!

The use of tobacco by youth has skyrocketed with the popularization of e-cigarettes and flavors like cotton candy, mango, and bubble gum. We can help prevent a generation of addiction but to do that, we need your help.

Please take a minute to contact the Mayor and City Council.

More than 1 in 4 high school students use e-cigarettes and many don't even realize that they contain nicotine. When asked about what’s in their e-cigarette, 66% believed it was just flavoring, playing right into the tobacco industry's plans to hook a new generation on their deadly and addictive products.

For decades tobacco companies have targeted communities of color, LGBTQ+ people, as well as low-income families. Not only do these communities use flavored tobacco at disproportionately higher rates, but young people who are addicted switch from flavored vapes (when they aren’t available) to menthol tobacco because it isn’t as harsh for them. 

Help us make Kansas City a healthier community for everyone!

 

We are proud to be working with many different organizations to help protect a new generation:

Calvary Community Outreach Network
Tobacco Free Wyandotte
AdventHealth
American Lung Association
Black Health Care Coalition
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
Health Forward Foundation
Juntos
Kansas Academy of Pediatrics
Kansas City, Missouri Health Commission
Kansas School Nurses Organization
NBC Community Development Corporation
Oral Health Kansas, Inc.
Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition
Unified Government Public Health Department
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Vibrant Health

KC Chamber logoUrban League of Greater Kansas City logo

 

 

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