The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) unveiled a new campaign educating retailers that Federal law now requires tobacco purchasers to be 21 years old. The campaign’s message to retailers is simple. Don’t sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21.
The Federal tobacco purchasing age was raised from 18 to 21 at the beginning of the year, and local health advocates say it was a long-overdue change.
In addition to the DHS’s campaign, members of the Chippewa County Department of Public Health and local partners are working to educate tobacco retails in Chippewa County about the change. In spite of the pandemic, the Chippewa County Department of Public Health is continuing its outreach to retailers in Chippewa County through the mail and social media. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO