“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
The momentum behind the Tobacco 21 movement is building, and the opportunities for advocacy and political action exist for anyone who supports the cause. Local politicians are driven by the calls of their constituents, and every voice matters. The governing bodies in your backyard are not only more able and willing to listen to their constituents, but they are also more open to change, and less likely to feel pressure from the influence of big tobacco. The now widely adopted indoor smoking bans began as local initiatives, and their success then motivated and legitimized the push for them to be enacted by state governments.
Tobacco 21 is always looking for passionate advocates to lead their own local initiatives. We are also willing to provide any materials, knowledge, and guidance you need. If you are interested in becoming a local advocate and need any materials or guidance to begin, please check out the following resources, or fill out the form below as completely as you can to request materials.
Tobacco 21 toolkits and handbooks
Sample Letter to Council Member