Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tobacco Enforcement: Halting Tobacco Sales to Minors


January 21, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) has implemeted a new state law that mirrors the change to federal tobacco sales minimum age requirements.

Public Chapter No. 732 raises the state tobacco sale minimum age required from 18 to 21. The law went into effect beginning January 1, 2021.

Tennessee’s Youth Access to Tobacco Program administers the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco and Vapor Products Act for the purpose of reducing access by minors to tobacco products through various prohibitions and restrictions on the sale, distribution, and receipt of such products. This include...

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