New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Effective July 1, 2014, Iowa retailers are banned from selling alternative nicotine products and vapor products to individuals under the age of eighteen. The new law also requires that any person offering these products for sale to consumers hold a valid tobacco permit.
Alternative nicotine products are a tobacco-free way of ingesting nicotine in the body. Vapor products, or e-cigarettes, are a substitute to traditional cigarettes. The battery-operated devices use liquid to simulate smoking by producing a vapor that is inhaled by the user.
Iowa Pledge, a free online program, is available to educate retailers and their employees about state and federal laws and regulations related to the legal sale of tobacco products. Information about alternative nicotine products and vapor products will be added to Iowa Pledge Tobacco Retailer Training in the near future.
Go to the Nicotine/Vapor FAQ to learn more about the new law.