Tobacco 21 Initiative

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The Tobacco 21 KC effort is being launched by Healthy KC to encourage cities in the KC metropolitan area to increase the minimum age of sale and purchase of tobacco products, e-cigarettes, vapor products, and paraphernalia from 18 to 21. To date, Grandview, Missouri remains the only city in the Jackson County Health Department jurisdiction to pass a Tobacco 21 ordinance.

If you support Tobacco 21, go to Change.org and sign the petition.

Then let your city officials know you’d like to see Tobacco 21 in your community. You can find out how to contact them here.

Resources

Tobacco 21 Fact Sheet – 1 page

Tobacco 21 Endorsement List

Tobacco 21 – Kansas City Star Editorial

Tobacco 21 Communities – Jackson County

Grandview

Independence

Lee’s Summit