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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.

See this list of contact numbers.

Contact The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for more information.

See this list of contact numbers.

Alaska

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New sign required by Jan. 1, 2019.  Contact this Alaska government agency by Dec. 2018 if you have not received a state-supplied sign.

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

ONLINE:   Download and print the state required Warning Sign.

New sign required by Jan. 1, 2019.  Contact this Alaska government agency by Dec. 2018 if you have not received a state-supplied sign.

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

ONLINE:   Download and print the state required Warning Sign.

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:  NEW 21 law sign display by Sept 1, 2019 - Download here.

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:  NEW 21 law sign display by Sept 1, 2019 - Download here.

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 here.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of “Tobacco Warning Minor Sign”

HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. For a list of contact numbers, visit here.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of “Tobacco Warning Minor Sign”

Connecticut

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ONLINE:   The NEW 21 year minimum-age sign is NOT yet available as of 8-15-19. Check this Connecticut government website frequently before the Oct. 1, 2019 deadline to find more info on the 21 year required sign. 

ONLINE:   The NEW 21 year minimum-age sign is NOT yet available as of 8-15-19. Check this Connecticut government website frequently before the Oct. 1, 2019 deadline to find more info on the 21 year required sign. 

Delaware

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HARD COPY:  The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement may deliver to retailers the new 21 year state-required sign or sticker.

Download a copy, print and post the sign.  Go to the Division's website - www.date.delaware.gov -  for their posting of a download version and other information.

HARD COPY:  The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement may deliver to retailers the new 21 year state-required sign or sticker.

Download a copy, print and post the sign.  Go to the Division's website - www.date.delaware.gov -  for their posting of a download version and other information.

Florida

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ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign.

Georgia

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ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign

Hawaii

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HARD COPY:  Obtain a sign to print here.   

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 here.   

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: 

For tobacco selling retailers, post this required Surgeon's General Warning sign (based upon the law's described requirements) 

For retailers selling tobacco accessories and smoking herbs, post this required sign (based upon the law's described requirements) 

Chicago retailers must post a city government-required sign.  Get a copy here http://bit.ly/294yhXL

HARD COPY: 

For tobacco selling retailers, post this required Surgeon's General Warning sign (based upon the law's described requirements) 

For retailers selling tobacco accessories and smoking herbs, post this required sign (based upon the law's described requirements) 

Chicago retailers must post a city government-required sign.  Get a copy here http://bit.ly/294yhXL

Indiana

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ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign

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 here.

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

ONLINE: Download sign here.

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.

To obtain a Download version of the state sign (5 options available), visit http://www.quitwithusla.org/pages/detail/131/Tobacco-Retailers 

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

To obtain a Download version of the state sign (5 options available), visit http://www.quitwithusla.org/pages/detail/131/Tobacco-Retailers 

Maine

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The required 21 year minimum-age sign must be posted by July 1, 2018.

ONLINE:  Free signs are available at www.mainepreventionstore.org

The required 21 year minimum-age sign must be posted by July 1, 2018.

ONLINE:  Free signs are available at www.mainepreventionstore.org

Maryland

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Check the Maryland Department of Public Health, Maryland Responsible Tobacco Retailer Program website for the required sign, and how to obtain it:

Massachusetts

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HARD COPY: Contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program at 617-624-5900, or contact your local board of health.

ONLINE:   See state sign information here  

HARD COPY: Contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program at 617-624-5900, or contact your local board of health.

ONLINE:   See state sign information here  

Michigan

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HARD COPY:  Contact the Dept. of Health and Human Services. To order, contact the MDHHS Health Promotions Clearinghouse at 1-800-353-8227.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of the required Retailer Youth Tobacco Sign.   Note:  New law passed 6/4/19. New sign not available as of 6/6/19. Check back periodically.

HARD COPY:  Contact the Dept. of Health and Human Services. To order, contact the MDHHS Health Promotions Clearinghouse at 1-800-353-8227.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of the required Retailer Youth Tobacco Sign.   Note:  New law passed 6/4/19. New sign not available as of 6/6/19. Check back periodically.

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

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

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 the required NY state signs, go to these links (note: these links are the 18 year state signs.) The NEW 21 year state required signs are not available as of 8-15-19.  For the state required sign: http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/3451.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

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

ONLINE:  To download a pdf of the required NY state signs, go to these links (note: these links are the 18 year state signs.) The NEW 21 year state required signs are not available as of 8-15-19.  For the state required sign: http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/3451.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

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

North Carolina

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

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign(s)

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

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign(s)

North Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Ohio

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Retailers must post a sign in a conspicuous place a legibly printed sign in letters at least one-half inch high stating that giving, selling, or otherwise distributing cigarettes other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or papers used to roll cigarettes, to a person under 21 years of age is prohibited by law.

Download and post a sign with the required language.

For addtional information, contact:

Ohio Department of Health

246 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 466-3543

Download and post a sign with the required language.

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 -- available here

For more information, Resources are listed as available here:

Download English or Spanish language signs -- available here

Pennsylvania

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Rhode Island

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HARD COPY: Exact duplicates may be made.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign(s)

HARD COPY: Exact duplicates may be made.

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign(s)

South Carolina

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

South Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Tennessee

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ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign

Texas

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HARD COPY:  To request additional warning signs, call the Comptroller’s office toll-free at (800) 862-2260. 

NEW 21 year Law required Warning sign must be posted by Sept 1, 2019.

The Texas Comptroller's office indicates that its online publications will be updated before the Sept. 1, 2019 deadline. 

See Tobacco and E-Cigarette Sales Warning Signs and Vending Machine Warning Signs here.

HARD COPY:  To request additional warning signs, call the Comptroller’s office toll-free at (800) 862-2260. 

NEW 21 year Law required Warning sign must be posted by Sept 1, 2019.

The Texas Comptroller's office indicates that its online publications will be updated before the Sept. 1, 2019 deadline. 

See Tobacco and E-Cigarette Sales Warning Signs and Vending Machine Warning Signs here.

Utah

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Vermont

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ONLINE: See "Mandatory" warning signs at the VT Liquor Control's publications website.  

ONLINE: See "Mandatory" warning signs at the VT Liquor Control's publications website.  

Virginia

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New Virginia 21 year minimum-age sign - Post by July 1, 2019

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign.

New Virginia 21 year minimum-age sign - Post by July 1, 2019

ONLINE: Download a pdf of required sign.

Washington

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

Images of the WSLCB signs are available here:  https://lcb.wa.gov/enforcement/required-signs#tobacco  

As of August 2019, the new 21 year minimum-age signs are not yet available.

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

Images of the WSLCB signs are available here:  https://lcb.wa.gov/enforcement/required-signs#tobacco  

As of August 2019, the new 21 year minimum-age signs are not yet available.

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