Tobacco 21 is a grassroots movement that seeks to increase the legal age at which one can purchase tobacco products.

About Tobacco 21

What is Tobacco 21?

Tobacco 21 is the initiative moving to raise the legal age of sale to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. To learn more about Tobacco 21, take a look at our Advocacy Toolkit.

What is the Regionalization of Tobacco 21 Campaign?

Youth groups from Pennsylvania (TRU), West Virginia (RAZE) and Maryland are working together to increase the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in each state.

How will we accomplish this?

We will inform teens across the three states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia about the Tobacco 21 movement and will empower and engage them through various events such as our leadership retreat this fall and social media engagement.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on how to get involved, visit our group Tobacco 21 website at: uptheage.com.

Tobacco 21 Kickoff Event

Youth ambassadors from across the three states of PA, WV and MD are working together to increase awareness about Tobacco 21 and why it’s so important to raise the age to purchase tobacco products. On September 29-30, we held our first Tobacco 21 Kickoff event at Wisp Resort in Maryland, hosting a total of 12 leaders from PA, WV and MD! At this kickoff event, the youth ambassadors were trained to learn how they can become great advocates for Tobacco 21 in their communities! As the forefront of this campaign, the Tobacco 21 Youth Ambassadors are now working to increase awareness and educate others about Tobacco 21 through several “Uprisings”! These uprisings include activities such as social media videos and postcard petitions!

Tobacco 21 Victories


Seven states have raised the age. Will Pennsylvania be next?


100,074,074 Americans are protected by Tobacco 21 legislation.

Tobacco 21 Victories courtesy Tobacco21.org.


425 plus cities and counties have raised the age to 21.