Tobacco 21 is an educational campaign to generate statewide awareness and support for raising Connecticut’s minimum tobacco sale age to 21.
Roughly 95% of adult tobacco users started before age 21. About 1,500 youth under age 18 in Connecticut become new daily smokers each year. Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 will delay youth experimentation with tobacco and reduce the chance that youth become daily tobacco users. Help prevent youth initiation and pave the way to a better, healthier future.