DPHHS responds to new federal law that raises the minimum age of sale of tobacco products


January 8, 2020

State health officials said today that tobacco product retailers in Montana should comply with a new federal law and discontinue tobacco product sales to those under the age of 21. Federal compliance checks will continue to occur under the new minimum age requirement.

On December 20, 2019, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announced, effective immediately, it is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/compliance-enforcement-training/retail-sales-tobacco-products

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is aw...

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