On December 20, 2019, the President 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. Learn more.
Effective October 1, 2019, you must be 21 to purchase tobacco, electronic cigarettes or vapor products in Connecticut.
Public Act No. 19-13: An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products to Persons Under Age Twenty-One.
Information for Retailers:
Responsible Connecticut Retailers Newsletter, October 1, 2019
Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales: Do The Right Thing: Prevention Education Program for Retailers
State Notice Signs: