The DCrew in Douglas, AZ is working steadily to adopt Tobacco 21. The DCrew’s efforts to raise the age follow years of involvement and volunteering in Douglas.
The youth coalition gathered survey data among their peers and presented the results to City Council. Especially relevant, 87 percent of the 1,318 high school participants supported an age raise in their city.
Youth advocacy and activism fuels Tobacco 21 progress. Students Taking a New Direction (STAND), unites all youth coalitions throughout the state. STAND is a nationally recognized organization that provides direction and technical assistance to volunteer youth. Many states could take a page out of STAND’s book to improve their advocacy efforts. Check out their website here.