Minimum Age Requirement Change for Sale of Tobacco Products
December 27, 2019 IN Industry News

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21. Please review the links below for more information.

FDA Website-Retail Sales of Tobacco Products

NACS News Daily-Tobacco 21 Now in Effect

Nato News-Federal Age 21 Purchase Law in Effect Immediatley

CDA-Govermental News Update

Texas Food & Fuel Association-New Federal Law preempts Texas Law Card now has updated FREE resources reflecting the recent Age 21 change that are available. On the site retailers can download in-store signage options, get links to We Card’s smartphone app (Age Checker), and the free 10-minute Training Booster Course to help retail employees adjust to the 21 law.