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

1. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
2. American Heart Association
3. American Lung Association in Texas
4. Baylor Scott & White Health System
5. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
6. Children’s Health System (Dallas)
7. Children’s Hospital Association of Texas
8. CHRISTUS Health
9. City Health
10. Doctors Hospital of Renaissance (DHR Health)
11. Harris Health System
12. Houston Methodist
13. Lee College (Baytown)

14. March of Dimes
15. San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Resource)
16. Sixty and Better, Inc. (Fort Worth)
17. Teaching Hospitals of Texas
18. Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Resource)
19. Texas Academy of Family Physicians
20. Texas Hospital Association
21. Texas Medical Association
22. Texas Nurses Association
23. Texas Pediatric Society
24. Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
25. Texas Public Health Coalition
26. Texas State University School Safety Center (Resource)

27. The Cooper Institute
28. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
29. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Resource)
30. University Health System (San Antonio)
31. University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health (Resource)
32. UT Health Houston (Resource)
33. UT Health San Antonio (Resource)
34. UT Health Science Center Tyler (Resource)
35. UT Medical Branch (Resource)
36. UT Southwestern (Resource)
37. Williamson County and Cities Health District (Resource)
38. Williamson County Wellness Alliance