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CONTACT INFO

Email
Health@columbus.gov

Mailing Address
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215

 

Phone
(614) 645-7417

About Tobacco 21

About the Law:

The new law will prohibit tobacco sales, inclusive of all products and paraphernalia including hookah, e-cigarettes, pipes, rolling papers, etc. to anyone under the age of 21.

The City will now:

  • Require tobacco retailers to obtain and retain a Retail Tobacco Sales License, administered by Environmental Health here at CPH.
  • Require ID for all tobacco and paraphernalia sales up to age 30.
  • Require vendors display CPH approved signage stating prohibition of sales to those under age 21.
  • Prohibit the sale of tobacco and paraphernalia through vending machines.
  • Create the authority to develop and administer a civil process designed to increase compliance and enforce the terms of the Retail Tobacco Sales License.
  • Retain police enforcement authority for criminal offenses related to tobacco sales. 

Any associated fines collected will be deposited into a Tobacco Enforcement and Education Fund administered by CPH.