DMHAS Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program (TPEP)
HOT LINE:  1-877-331-1999 
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Working with communities to inform retailers and the public about laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors and support prevention through compliance inspections, education and awareness.
The TPEP Motto:  The best way to quit smoking is never to start.

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FDA - Retail Sales of Tobacco Products - 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.