Tobacco 21


Federal Tobacco 21
  • Published: January 9, 2020
  • Updated: February 15, 2024

2019 was a landmark year in the longstanding effort to federally raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The movement’s origins can be traced to 1996 when the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation was established with the goal of reducing the toll of smoking and tobacco...

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Tobacco 21 in Kansas
  • Published: December 19, 2019
  • Updated: January 8, 2020

In 2015, the Healthy KC initiative launched its Tobacco 21|KC campaign to raise the minimum legal age for tobacco from 18 to 21. Healthy KC is a regional health and wellness program led by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.The Tobacco 21|KC...

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