What do parents need to know about the Tobacco Laws??

What do parents need to know about the Tobacco Laws??

What can your child purchase or have if they are under 21 according to the law?

Products Covered by the Tobacco 21 Law:

  • Cigarettes
  • Electronic smoking devices (vapes, e-cigs, tanks)
  • Cigars
  • Pipe tobacco
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Snuff
  • Snus
  • Dissolvable nicotine products
  • Filters, rolling papers, pipes, blunts, or hemp wraps
  • Liquids used in electronic smoking devices (whether or not they contain nicotine)
  • Vapor products (any component, part or additive that is intended for use in an electronic smoking device, a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit and is used to deliver the product, see ORC 2927.02 for full list)

Under 21 can not purchase or possess these tobacco products according to law.


Types of Products Excluded by the Tobacco 21 Law

Tobacco and vapor products do not include any product that is a drug, device, or combination product as those terms are defined or described in 21 U.S.C. 321 and 353(g) – products such as nicotine replacement therapy for use when quitting tobacco.


Looking for more information you can trust about tobacco in Ohio:  https://odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/tobacco-use-prevention-and-cessation/tobacco-21/tobacco-21#:~:text=Ohio

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