Sign the petition to better Wichita!

The Wichita City Council is working on updating the city’s tobacco retail license (TRL) which was established in 1994 before new electronic vape products existed. This would put the responsibility and penalties on the businesses selling deadly products to underage people instead of on young people who have been targeted by the industry and gotten hooked on tobacco.

Watch this video to learn more about all the groups we are working with and why this is so important! 

We can reduce youth access to deadly and addictive tobacco products by holding retailers accountable for underage sales- keeping youth out of harms way and giving ALL neighborhoods a fair shot at living longer and healthier lives. Wichita data shows nearly half of underage PUP citations were given to Black and Hispanic youth, who have been specifically targeted with ads for generations.

Click here to add your name to the petition to support bettering Wichita!

Community partners who have signed on to support the Wichita Tobacco Retail Licensure (TRL) Fairness and Responsibility Update:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas
  • Culture Creations, Inc.
  • Destination Innovation
  • Kansas Birth Justice Society
  • Kansas Black Leadership Council
  • Mental Health Alliance of South Central Kansas
  • Sistahs Can We Talk
  • Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition
  • Tobacco Free Wichita
  • Urban League of Kansas
  • Wichita LGBTQ Health Coalition

For more information, contact Kari or Tobacco Free Wichita.

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