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Our Legislators Need to Hear from You about T21

21 Reasons to pass Tobacco 21! Share your reason with us today!

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Did you know that about 95% of smokers begin this deadly addiction by age 21? That’s why the tobacco industry targets YOU! Big Tobacco spends $9.1 billion a year – $1 million every hour – to market its deadly products, and much of it is aimed at young people. Tobacco companies even market candy-flavored products like little cigars and e-cigarettes. Lawmakers are considering legislation this year that would raise the minimum legal sale age (MLSA) for tobacco products to 21. This means that retailers would not be able to sell tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) to anyone under the age of 21 – reducing youth access to, and use of, these deadly products. You know that tobacco isn’t cool. In fact, smoking cigarettes continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.

The truth is, no tobacco product is safe to use! It’s time to FIGHT BACK and STAND UP to the tobacco industry and its deceptive marketing practices. Use your voice to protect yourself, your friends and future generations from Big Tobacco. It’s easy to get involved and inspire change!

We need our lawmakers need to hear from teens about why the Tobacco 21 Bill is so important!

If you are a teen or have a teenager please consider joining our efforts. Email Allyson at allyson.perron@heart.org for more information.  

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