About the Campaign


Texas 21 is a coalition of organizations whose mission is to save lives by preventing tobacco use.

About 95% of smokers start before age 21. In Texas, 13,700 kids become daily smokers every year. And one-third of them will die prematurely as a result.

Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 is an effective strategy to fight tobacco use and it’s gaining momentum nationwide. California and Hawaii have raised their tobacco sale ages to 21, along with at least 220 cities and counties across the country. Now there’s an effort underway to do the same in Texas. Let’s get it done.

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Get the Facts


Percentage of high school students in Texas who smoke cigarettes

Texas kids (under 18) who become new daily smokers each year

Texas kids (alive now) who will ultimately die prematurely from smoking

Our Partners

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Baylor Scott & White Health System
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Children’s Health System (Dallas)
Cooper Institute
Harris Health System
March of Dimes

Houston Methodist
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Resource)
Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Resource)
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
Texas Hospital Association
Texas Medical Association
Texas Nurses Association
Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Public Health Coalition

Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
Texas State University School Safety Center (Resource)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Resource)
UT Health Houston (Resource)
UT Health San Antonio (Resource)
UT Health Tyler (Resource)
UT Medical Branch (Resource)
UT Southwestern (Resource)