Taking a Stand in Texas

In Texas, the toll of tobacco is a steep and deadly price. 7.4 percent of high school students smoke and 65,000 kids try smoking for the first time each year. Tobacco costs the state $8.8 billion in health care bills and 498,000 Texas kids alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking if smoking rates prevail.

Texas 21 Youth Ambassadors are taking a stand to put an end to that toll in Texas by advocating for the tobacco age to be raised to 21.

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Taking Down Tobacco in Action

Youth leaders and adult allies across the country are banding together to take down tobacco once and for all and create the first tobacco-free generation.

Check out our gallery of Taking Down Tobacco trainings to see who is fighting to #BeTheFirst, and sign up today to join the fight: