Effective July 1, 2019, no sales of tobacco, alternative nicotine or nicotine vapor products are permitted to persons less than 21 years of age. This includes cigarettes, cigars, bidis, smokeless tobacco and wrapping papers, as well as electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products.
At all times, carefully check IDs to determine if the person is under 21 years of age.
Retailers should post a sign stating the sale of these products to any person under 21 years of age (effective July 1, 2019) is prohibited by law.
Retailers should remove any signage related to nicotine product usage at 18 years old and replace with the ready-made sign below, which reflects this new law. Do Not Sell stickers with the new minimum age were mailed to retailers December 2019.
Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Education and Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.