Federal Age Increase to 21

On December 20th, President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package that included raising the legal purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. The legislation is considered a “clean” tobacco 21 age raise that does not include other anti-tobacco provisions. PCA previously reported on 5 bills considered in Congress that would include a raise in the age of purchase for tobacco products.

KEY CHANGES:

  • Age of Sale of Tobacco Products from 18 to 21
  • I.D Checks for Tobacco Products Purchases from 27 to 30
  • Sales Change is Effective Immediately
  • Military Exemption was not federally adopted
  • Applied to Premium Cigars & Pipe Tobago among other tobacco products

See the Notice.