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Idaho Code 39-5700. Download it here. or review the code on the Legislative Website. This contains information you should know concerning tobacco and minors. Administrative Rules 16.07.25. Download it here Here's what you should know.

It is illegal to sell tobacco and electronic smoking devices to persons under 21 years of age. Tobacco products and electronic smoking devices include, but are not limited to:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Snuff
  • Loose leaf tobacco
  • Smokeless tobacco
  • Tobacco papers
  • Hookah tobacco
  • Electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes
  • Vape liquids or pens

See Idaho Code 57-3902(13) for the complete definitions of products and components covered by this code.

It is against the law to sell, distribute or offer tobacco products to anyone under 21. Check photo identification to determine if a person is less than 21 years old.

If you sell tobacco to someone under age 21, you personally can be fined $100.

State inspections can occur at any time to ensure compliance with the state law. Inspections occur without warning.

Unless a store sells only tobacco products or electronic smoking devics*, all tobacco sales must be vendor-assisted. This means customers of all ages must ask a clerk to access tobacco products for them.

Cigarettes must be sold only in their original manufacturer’s packaging. Vendors cannot sell open packs, loose cigarettes, or any other promotional pack if it's not packaged for sale by the manufacturer.

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