Information Regarding New Minimum Age Requirements for Tobacco Purchases


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On June 29th, Governor Reynolds signed legislation which increased the state minimum age to purchase tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products from 18 to 21 years. State of Iowa law is now reflective of the federal minimum age to purchase which was raised on December 20, 2019. Retailers must not sell, give or supply any tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products, or cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 years.