Follow the Progress!

Follow the Progress!

Raising the age of sale of all tobacco products to age 21 in southwest, Ohio one city at a time.

"Today's teenager is tomorrow's potential regular customer, and the overwhelming majority of smokers first begin to smoke while still in their teens."
- Phillip Morris USA, 1981

For decades, tobacco companies have targeted teens to fuel the cycle of addiction.

Inevitably...

Old smokers burn out, and tobacco companies tactfully target teens to replace them.

20.5 million youth exposed to e-cigarette ads in 2016
- National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2016

20.5 million youth exposed to e-cigarette ads in 2016
- National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2016

Unfortunately...

Teens get tobacco from friends, classmates or by buying it themselves.

Every year around 168,000 teens pick up e-cigs and eventually become daily cigarette smokers.
- The Public Library of Science, 2018

Four out of five smokers started before their 21st birthday
- Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, 2018

Eventually...

Teens grow up and their habit grows into a deadly addiction.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US.
- Surgeon General's Report, 2014

= 10,000 preventable deaths

Smoking causes 480,000 deaths each year, that's more than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined.
- Surgeon General's Report, 2014

Well Done! Now It's Time to Make a Real Difference.

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