Tobacco Sales Prohibited to Individuals Under 21

Straight from City Hall

Effective Thursday, April 14, 2016, the minimum sales age for tobacco products will be twenty-one. web IMG_5333The Tobacco 21 law (Ordinance No. 737-15) was passed in December of 2015 and states that no individual may give, sell, or otherwise distribute cigarettes, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or papers used to roll cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21.

As part of compliance, all tobacco product retailers are required to post a sign informing customers of the minimum sales age for these items in a place that’s highly visible. If a customer looks like they may be under 30 years old, the retailer must ask for proof of age. Acceptable documents to show proof of age are a valid photo driver’s license or non-driver ID card issued by a state or other U.S. or Canadian government agency; a valid passport; or a photo ID issued by the armed forces of…

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