TOBACCO 21 LAW
New Sales Age for All Tobacco Products
In December 2019, President Trump signed a new law that raised the minimum legal age to sell cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and other tobacco products from 18 years to 21 years. There are no exemptions under the federal law.
For more information, you can visit the FDA website by clicking here:
Newly Signed Legislation Raises Federal Minimum Age of Sale of Tobacco Products to 21
Did You Know?
Approximately 95% of smokers started smoking before they reached the age of 21.
In 2019, the Texas Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that 18% of 15-to-17-year-olds identified as current vapor product users (past 30 days use).
Details About the New Law
Why raise the age from 18 to 21 years of old?
Facts about tobacco use in Texas
Info for tobacco retailers in Texas
School District "Tool Kit"