Angelina County T21 Youth Ambassadors in front of the Texas State Capitol. From left: Kayla Warner, Alex Sanchez, Kellen Kruk, Jazmine Jamison and Maddie Howard

Five Angelina County youth visited the Texas State Capitol to advocate for tobacco control legislation, including bills to stop the sale of tobacco, including e-cigarettes and JUUL, to their peers under age 21. In addition to scheduled visits in offices, the entire T21 youth group from across the state (21 of them total) canvassed the Capitol and dropped off information packets to every representative and senator.

Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. For more information on tobacco 21, visit and for information about the Drug-Free All Stars, contact Abby Baker at The Coalition at 936-634-9308.