WSDA Partners with Washington 21
The WSDA recently partnered with Washington 21, a campaign to raise the tobacco age in the state of Washington to 21 years old.
About the Campaign
Washington 21 is a coalition of organizations whose mission is to save lives by preventing tobacco use.
About 95% of smokers start before age 21. In Washington, 3,900 kids become daily smokers every year. And one-third of them will die prematurely as a result.
Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 is an effective strategy to fight tobacco use and it’s gaining momentum nationwide. California and Hawaii have raised their tobacco sale ages to 21, along with at least 170 cities and counties across the country. Now there’s an effort underway to do the same in Washington.