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Tobacco 21/STL

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting the fast moving initiative Tobacco 21/STL. Support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks for kids and young adults related to tobacco use.

Tobacco 21/STL is a movement spreading across the state of Missouri. Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri as well as surrounding counties and municipalities have had tremendous success developing or changing policies to support raising the legal age for purchase and sale of tobacco and nicotine products to 21.

On September 6, 2016, St. Louis County enacted a Tobacco 21 ordinance in a 5-1 vote. The ordinance will become law on December 1, 2016, and be in force countywide.

On November 18, 2016, St. Louis City joined the Tobacco 21 movement when its Board of Alderman passed the legislation with a 24-2 vote. The legislation will go into effect immediately upon the signature  of Mayor Francis Slay.

How To Get Involved

Please contact Richelle Clark at 314-747-9220 or, for more information or to learn about endorsing the Tobacco21/STL project.

For more information about the Tobacco 21 initiative, visit their website.