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Alabama

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State Does Not Provide Signs.

State required wording:

"Alabama law strictly prohibits the purchase of tobacco products by persons under the age of 19. Proof of age is required for the purchase of tobacco products."

Contact The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for more information.

Visit http://www.abc.alabama.gov/ contact_us.aspx for a list of contact numbers.

Contact The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for more information.

Visit http://www.abc.alabama.gov/ contact_us.aspx for a list of contact numbers.

Alaska

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HARD COPY: Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Occupational Licensing. Anchorage (907-269-8173), Fairbanks (907-451-2852), Juneau (907-465-2550).

HARD COPY: Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Occupational Licensing. Anchorage (907-269-8173), Fairbanks (907-451-2852), Juneau (907-465-2550).

Arizona

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Arkansas

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HARD COPY: Send a self addressed stamped envelope and a letter with how many signs you are requesting to: Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, 101 East Capitol Ave., Suite 401, Little Rock, AR 72201-3826.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.atc.arkansas.gov/Websites/tobaccocontrol/images/pdfs/SMS.pdf

HARD COPY: Send a self addressed stamped envelope and a letter with how many signs you are requesting to: Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, 101 East Capitol Ave., Suite 401, Little Rock, AR 72201-3826.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.atc.arkansas.gov/Websites/tobaccocontrol/images/pdfs/SMS.pdf

California

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HARD COPY: Free signs may be obtained by contacting Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California at 1-800-258-9090 ext. 230 or ext. 103.

ONLINE: To order a free sign, go to https://www.tecc.org/

HARD COPY: Free signs may be obtained by contacting Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California at 1-800-258-9090 ext. 230 or ext. 103.

ONLINE: To order a free sign, go to https://www.tecc.org/

Colorado

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. For a list of contact numbers, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Liquor/LIQ/1211447622488

ONLINE: To download a pdf, look for “Tobacco Warning Minor Sign” at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/TobaccoWarningSign_1.pdf

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. For a list of contact numbers, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Liquor/LIQ/1211447622488

ONLINE: To download a pdf, look for “Tobacco Warning Minor Sign” at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/TobaccoWarningSign_1.pdf

Connecticut

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/lib/dmhas/prevention/State_Tobacco_Notice_Sign.pdf

Delaware

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HARD COPY: Contact the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

Attn: Tobacco Program Coordinator
Carvel State Office Building, 3rd floor
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-5210

HARD COPY: Contact the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

Attn: Tobacco Program Coordinator
Carvel State Office Building, 3rd floor
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-5210

Florida

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/signs/signs.html

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/signs/signs.html

Georgia

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://dor.georgia.gov/enforcement

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://dor.georgia.gov/enforcement

Hawaii

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HARD COPY:  Obtain a sign to print at:   http://health.hawaii.gov/tobacco/home/retailx/

Or contact the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, The Hawaii State Department of Health:

Email: tobacco2@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-586-1430

HARD COPY:  Obtain a sign to print at:   http://health.hawaii.gov/tobacco/home/retailx/

Or contact the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, The Hawaii State Department of Health:

Email: tobacco2@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-586-1430

Idaho

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HARD COPY: Contact IDHW-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/SA-ADMIN, Boise, ID 83720 208-334-0642. A copy of the sign must be provided with each permit issued by the Department of Health and Welfare.

HARD COPY: Contact IDHW-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/SA-ADMIN, Boise, ID 83720 208-334-0642. A copy of the sign must be provided with each permit issued by the Department of Health and Welfare.

Illinois

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HARD COPY: Copies can be obtained as part of a retailer education packet. Contact Tobacco Program Manager, Illinois Liquor Control Commission, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 7-801, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-814-6884

HARD COPY: Copies can be obtained as part of a retailer education packet. Contact Tobacco Program Manager, Illinois Liquor Control Commission, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 7-801, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-814-6884

Indiana

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.in.gov/atc/2476.htm

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.in.gov/atc/2476.htm

Iowa

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Kansas

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of
Revenue, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 785-296-7015

ONLINE: Download sign at http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/CG-40E.pdf

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of
Revenue, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 785-296-7015

ONLINE: Download sign at http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/CG-40E.pdf

Kentucky

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of  Agriculture, Teens and Tobacco Program, at 502-573-0420

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of  Agriculture, Teens and Tobacco Program, at 502-573-0420

Louisiana

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Contact The Louisiana office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for more information.

Visit http://www.atc.rev.state.la.us/ for addtional contact information. 

Contact The Louisiana office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for more information.

Visit http://www.atc.rev.state.la.us/ for addtional contact information. 

Maine

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Human Service, Health Inspection Program at 207-287-1978

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Human Service, Health Inspection Program at 207-287-1978

Maryland

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Massachusetts

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HARD COPY: Contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program at 617-624-5900.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign:
http://files.hria.org/files/BH2670.pdf

HARD COPY: Contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program at 617-624-5900.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign:
http://files.hria.org/files/BH2670.pdf

Michigan

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HARD COPY: Available from the Department of Community Health as required by the Youth Tobacco Act Section 722.641 (4)

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.healthymichigan.com/PDF/T126.pdf

HARD COPY: Available from the Department of Community Health as required by the Youth Tobacco Act Section 722.641 (4)

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.healthymichigan.com/PDF/T126.pdf

Minnesota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Mississippi

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State does not provide signs.

State required wording:

State law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 18 years. Proof of age required.

For more information, contact:

Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control

805 South Wheatley Blvd., Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: 601-991-6050 Toll-free: 1-866-724-6115

For more information, contact:

Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control

805 South Wheatley Blvd., Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: 601-991-6050 Toll-free: 1-866-724-6115

Missouri

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For more information, contact:

Alcohol and Tobacco Control
1738 E. Elm Street
Lower Level
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-5448

For more information, contact:

Alcohol and Tobacco Control
1738 E. Elm Street
Lower Level
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-5448

Montana

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue. Sign provided free of charge by the Department of Revenue 406-444-6900 or 866-859-2254

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue. Sign provided free of charge by the Department of Revenue 406-444-6900 or 866-859-2254

Nebraska

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Nevada

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State does not provide signs.

State required wording:

(a) the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors is prohibited by law; and

(b) the retailer may ask for proof of age to comply with this prohibition

For more information, contact:

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

4150 Technology Way, STE 210

Carson City, NV 89706

Phone (775) 684-4261

For more information, contact:

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

4150 Technology Way, STE 210

Carson City, NV 89706

Phone (775) 684-4261

New Hampshire

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HARD COPY: Contact the NHLC –
Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
10 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 1795
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-8531

HARD COPY: Contact the NHLC –
Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
10 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 1795
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-8531

New Jersey

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Effective November 1, 2017, the sign language changes to "...UNDER 21 YEARS..."

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Senior Services at 609-984-3317

Effective November 1, 2017, the sign language changes to "...UNDER 21 YEARS..."

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Senior Services at 609-984-3317

New Mexico

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health at 505-222-8618

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health at 505-222-8618

New York

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ONLINE:   To download a pdf of required NY state sign: http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/3451.pdf

For the NY City sign:  https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/csi/noid-prohibited-by-law.pdf

For tobacco only stores, two additional signs are required:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/
publications/3495.pdf

http://www.health.state.ny.us/|publications/3484.pdf

North Carolina

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HARD COPY: Contact the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division at 919-622-4500.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): http://www.ncsbi.gov/Divisions/Alcohol-Law-Enforcement/Tobacco/tobaccosign.aspx

HARD COPY: Contact the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division at 919-622-4500.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): http://www.ncsbi.gov/Divisions/Alcohol-Law-Enforcement/Tobacco/tobaccosign.aspx

North Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Ohio

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State Does Not Provide Signs.

Retailers must post a sign in a conspicuous place that states that giving, selling, or otherwise distributing cigarettes or other tobacco products, or papers used to roll cigarettes, to a person under 18 years of age is prohibited by law.

For addtional information, contact:

Ohio Department of Health

246 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 466-3543

For addtional information, contact:

Ohio Department of Health

246 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 466-3543

Oklahoma

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HARD COPY: Contact the ABLE
Commission, Legal Division, 4545
North Lincoln Blvd., Suite 270
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Main Office: 405-521-3484

HARD COPY: Contact the ABLE
Commission, Legal Division, 4545
North Lincoln Blvd., Suite 270
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Main Office: 405-521-3484

Oregon

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For more information, Resources are listed as available here:

Download English or Spanish language signs at:  http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/PreventionWellness/TobaccoPrevention/Pages/retailcompliance.aspx

For more information, Resources are listed as available here:

Download English or Spanish language signs at:  http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/PreventionWellness/TobaccoPrevention/Pages/retailcompliance.aspx

Pennsylvania

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Rhode Island

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HARD COPY: Exact duplicates may be made.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/quick_links/tobacco.php

HARD COPY: Exact duplicates may be made.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/quick_links/tobacco.php

South Carolina

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

South Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Tennessee

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.sitemason.com/files/cdWnzG/Required%20Tobacco%20Posting.pdf

Texas

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HARD COPY:  To request additional warning signs, call the Comptroller’s office toll-free at (800) 862-2260. Website links to examples of required state signs:

Tobacco Sales Warning Sign: https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/tobacco/sales-warning.php

Vending Machine Warning Sign: https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/tobacco/vendor-warning.php

HARD COPY:  To request additional warning signs, call the Comptroller’s office toll-free at (800) 862-2260. Website links to examples of required state signs:

Tobacco Sales Warning Sign: https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/tobacco/sales-warning.php

Vending Machine Warning Sign: https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/tobacco/vendor-warning.php

Utah

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Vermont

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://liquorcontrol.vermont.gov/sites/dlc/files/documents/Education/Publications/TobaccoLawPoster.pdf

Virginia

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: https://www.abc.virginia.gov/library/licenses/pdfs/abc_tobaccosign.pdf?la=en

Washington

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HARD COPY: Information from the Washington State Liquor Control Board website, http://liq.wa.gov/enforcement/required-signs, indicates that required signs are available at no charge to licensees. To order, call the Washington State Liquor Control Board Enforcement Customer Service Line at
(360) 664-9878
or email
EnfCustomerService@liq.wa.gov .

HARD COPY: Information from the Washington State Liquor Control Board website, http://liq.wa.gov/enforcement/required-signs, indicates that required signs are available at no charge to licensees. To order, call the Washington State Liquor Control Board Enforcement Customer Service Line at
(360) 664-9878
or email
EnfCustomerService@liq.wa.gov .

Washington DC

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For More information, contact:

Washington DC Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

(202) 442-5955

For More information, contact:

Washington DC Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

(202) 442-5955

West Virginia

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Wisconsin

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State Does Not Provide Signs.

Retailers must post a sign in a conspicuous place that states that giving, selling, or otherwise distributing cigarettes or other tobacco products, or papers used to roll cigarettes, to a person under 18 years of age is prohibited by law.

For more information, contact:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

608-266-0181.

For more information, contact:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

608-266-0181.

Wyoming

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HARD COPY: Contact the Wyoming Department of Health Substance Abuse Division at 1-800-535-4006

HARD COPY: Contact the Wyoming Department of Health Substance Abuse Division at 1-800-535-4006