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.
  • Tobacco 21 signs provided to tobacco and paraphernalia retailers by Columbus Public Health are required for points of transaction and display cases to further notify customers of the law.