Did you know over 95% of adult smokers began before the age of 21? And the majority of teenagers obtain tobacco products from their friends who can legally purchase them at 18 years old?
Or that in Arkansas, more than 1400 kids become new daily smokers every year? Did you know that, according to the Surgeon General, 1 in 5 high schoolers and 1 in 20 middle schoolers in our nation are using e-cigarettes?
Arkansas is considering raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products from 18-years-old to 21-years-old, and this is an important step towards keeping our kids safe from a lifetime of the harmful effects of tobacco use. Will you join us to create a healthier future for Arkansas' youth?