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Support Tobacco 21

Ask Connecticut Lawmakers to Support Tobacco 21 this session

With the start of the 2019 Connecticut legislative session, send your lawmakers a message to ask them to support increasing the sale age for all tobacco products to 21. 

Latest Updates

February 6, 2019

"While suspensions and expulsions in Connecticut schools are on the decline, the incidence of such disciplinary action in connection with vaping is increasing dramatically, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Education." Read Full Article

January 22, 2019

ACS CAN Connecticut Government Relations Director Bryte Johnson Interviewed The City of Bridgeport became the second city in the state to raise the age of sale of tobacco to 21-years-old. The vote passed 16-1. Bryte Johnson Chairman of the MATCH Coalition, said this is good news for Bridgeport and

January 20, 2019

ACS CAN Connecticut Government Relations Director Bryte Johnson Interviewed Bryte Johnson, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network discussed opportunities for the state of Connecticut to improve its efforts around tobacco control cancer, prevention and improving access to care. More

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteer Roger Levesque Quoted Hartford City Council has voted to raise the sale of tobacco, vape products from 18-years-old to 21-years-old. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the vote passed unanimously 9-0, by the Hartford City Council Monday night… This decision comes as

Connecticut Events

February 19, 2019
Rocky Hill, CT

Join us for our monthly volunteer meeting to find out how you CAN make a difference in the fight against cancer. New volunteers welcome! This month we will be talking about our tobacco 21 campaign, including updates on the statewide bill as well as recent victories at the municipal level...

April 10, 2019
Hartford, CT

ACS CAN Connecticut Day at the Capitol brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates from across the state to speak with their lawmakers about issues important to cancer patients and their families. Join us in Hartford on April 10th to share your cancer story and urge lawmakers to support legislation...

State Contacts

Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Connecticut Grassroots Manager
Bryte Johnson
Director Government Relations and Advocacy
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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