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THE FEDERAL AGE TO PURCHASE TOBACCO IS NOW 21

The Federal Government passed legislation on December 20th to federally increase the age to purchase tobacco products to age 21. The law passed was statutory in nature, and according to the Vapor Technology Association and the FDA, is effective immediately. As such, we will no longer be able to sell to persons under the age of 21.

We have updated our age verification software to reflect the requirement, and increased our age to purchase in our retail location as well.

We are TERRIBLY sorry about the sudden change. We were as shocked as you are. Unfortunately there is no grandfather date, so many of you who were legal to smoke and vape are no longer able to do so. We wish this was not the case, and completely empathize with those of you who have lost rights you once possessed.

Links to the bill and to the FDA announcement:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1865/text
https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/compliance-enforcement-training