T21 Sign



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Mailing Address
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215


(614) 645-7417

Tobacco 21 Requirements

What are the Tobacco 21 requirements for tobacco and paraphernalia retailers in the City of Columbus?

  • The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products and paraphernalia, without a Retail Tobacco and Paraphernalia Sales License (or a Temporary Retail Tobacco and Paraphernalia Sales License) issued by Columbus Public Health.
  • It prohibits sales to anyone under the age of 21. 
  • ID checks must be performed for anyone under age 30.
  • Signs should be posted within 6 feet of each cash register or place where payment may be made in the business.  The sign shall state, "NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 21 MAY BE SOLD TOBACCO PRODUCTS, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES." The sign must be at least 6 by 4 inches and the words on the sign printed in high contrast red color with capitalized letters at least 0.3 inches high.