Did you know? About 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before they turned 21? If current trends continue, 259,000 of Ohio’s youth alive today will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.
That fact is included in a letter to state legislators supporting Tobacco 21 that has been signed by OPHA. Altogether 54 powerful organizations from around the state support this legislation that would make it unlawful to sell or distribute a tobacco product to anyone under the age of 21.