On Dec. 20, 2019, the President of the United States signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 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.
For information and resources about quitting, visit the Maryland Quitline webpage at smokingstopshere.com.
If you have interest in quitting smoking (of any kind), the Health Department can help. Call us at 410-313-6265 or visit our webpage here.