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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 samhd@sanantonio.gov.

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.

stakeholders meetings

August 8 Forest Hill Library 5245 Ingram Rd 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. August 13 Carver Library 3350 E Commerce  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
August 27 Tobin Library 4134 Harry Wurzbach 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 4 Mission Library 3134 Roosevelt Ave. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 



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