What you should know:
Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) have:
What You Should Know: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19:
What the CDC recommends: E-Cigarette Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
How to Quit
On Dec. 6, 2019, Howard County increased the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 years.
On Dec. 20, 2019, the President of the United States signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raising the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes—to anyone under 21. There is NO MILITARY EXEMPTION and no grandfathering clause.
The Health Department has programs designed to help people of all ages to quit smoking or vaping. Visit our Tobacco Sales Enforcement Program to Prevent Youth Access to Tabacco webpage for more information about helping teens and young adults quit smoking/vaping.
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