Metropolitan Health District
Tobacco 21

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Download: Tobacco 21 Ordinance (PDF)

Tobacco 21

The Tobacco 21 ordinance takes effect on October 1, 2018 to increase the age for sale of tobacco products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age.  This includes tobacco products  whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to a cigarette, e-cigarettes, a cigar, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, or an electronic smoking device or liquids used in electronic smoking devices.  This public health measure will delay the age of first tobacco use, reduce the risk of youth becoming regular smokers, and help keep tobacco out of schools.  If you have any questions, call (210) 207-8730 or email

City Council Presentation 1-11-2018
Tobacco 21 Education and Implementation Overview
Q & A about Tobacco 21

Implementation Timeline

Metro Health is working to roll out a successful implementation of the Tobacco 21 ordinance. You can see our timeline by clicking HERE.

1.877.YES.QUIT (1.877.937.7848)

For additional tobacco cessation resources click HERE.

Para acceder mas recursos para dejar de fumar haga clic AQUI.

Tobacco 21 fact sheet

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