On Dec. 20, 2019, the President 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.
This is a HUGE victory for tobacco prevention efforts. At 18, most high school students had access to tobacco products, either through their older friends or by being able to purchase products directly and share them among their friends.
To assist retail stores in this monumental change the FDA website has released a series of webinars with back up signage, documentation, and tips for complying with the new federal law. You can view all their resources here.