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California Tobacco 21 Law

 

ATTENTION RETAILERS!

As of December 20, 2019, the federal age of sale for tobacco products is 21 with no exemption for military personnel.  

Please visit the Food and Drug Administration website 
"This is Our Watch"  for more information and to obtain free resources.

The California Tobacco Control Branch will be updating the materials available on this web page in the near future to reflect the change in federal law.


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The Sale of Tobacco Products or Electronic Smoking Devices to Persons under 21 is Prohibited





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Tobacco Control Laws that Affect California Retail Businesses 2021 (PDF)

This letter from State Health Officer and California Department of Public Health Director describes new tobacco laws that apply to California retailers and provides information and resources to help retailers comply with the new law.
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