Information regarding new minimum age requirements for tobacco purchases
On December 20, 2019, federal legislation was signed by President Trump raising the age for sales of tobacco products from age 18 to 21 under federal law. This new federal law bars retailers from selling tobacco products - including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes - to anyone under age 21. Please see the following links on the Federal Food and Drug Administration Website regarding this law change:
- Newly Signed Legislation Raises Federal Minimum Age of Sale of Tobacco Products to 21
- Retail Sales of Tobacco Products
- Tobacco 21
There is also a recording regarding this law change that can be heard by calling the FDA - Center For Tobacco Products at 1-877-287-1373, option 1. You must call during normal business hours to hear the recording.