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California Tobacco control branch

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.  

Tobacco Age of Sale Warning Sign


Use this form to order additional age-of-sale warning signs and window clings.​


Cigarette and tobacco product licensing fees and funding: increases California’s tobacco licensing, distributor and wholesaler fees.


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Retailer Information and Resources

Tobacco Control Laws that Affect California Retail Businesses 2022

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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