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Vape Ban Laws in 2020: 50 States Review

Vape Ban Laws in 2020: 50 States Review

Posted by Sabina King on Jul 19th 2020

The landscape of vaping in the United States has changed dramatically in recent times. While several emergency bans on vaping that were implemented last year have expired, some states managed to make the bans permanent. At Veppo, we know these changing legislations affect customers, so to make it a little easier, here’s the simplest, at-a-glance 50 states review of vape legislation in the US.

We will continue to update this piece as new legislation is signed. 

Nationwide rules:

Since 2016, e-cigarettes have been regulated, on a federal level, as tobacco products.

E-cigarettes are not to be sold to minors.

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State Laws on Vaping:

Alabama:

Legal sales age: 19

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made after age and address verification and credit or debit card payments.

Alaska:

Legal sales age: 19

Arizona:

Legal sales age: 18

Arkansas:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made after age and address verification and credit or debit card payments.

California:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase and delivery.

Containers must be labeled: “CONTAINS TOBACCO PRODUCTS: SIGNATURE OF PERSON 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY.”

Colorado:

Legal sales age: 18

Connecticut:

Legal sales age: 21

Delaware:

Legal sales age: 21

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase and pays with a credit or debit card in the buyer’s name.

District of Columbia:

Legal sales age: 21

Florida:

Legal sales age: 18

Georgia:

Legal sales age: 18

Hawaii:

Legal sales age: 21

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Idaho:

Legal sales age: 18

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase and pays with a credit or debit card in the buyer’s name.

Shipments of vape products must include a statement regarding the prohibition of shipping to individuals under 18.

Illinois:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Indiana:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

E-liquids cannot contain more than 75mg/ml of nicotine.

Shipments must contain a document with the statement: ‘E-LIQUIDS: Indiana law prohibits the sale of this product to a person who is less than 18 years of age.’

Deliveries of vape products can be made on prepaid orders, shipped to the buyer’s address, with a good faith effort to ascertain age.

Iowa:

Legal sales age: 18

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Kansas:

Legal sales age: 18

Kentucky:

Legal sales age: 18

Louisiana:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Maine:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Maryland:

Legal sales age: 21

Massachusetts:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase and signs on receipt of the product.

Michigan:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Flavored vape products banned.

Minnesota:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Mississippi:

Legal sales age: 18

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Missouri:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Montana:

Legal sales age: 18

Montana’s health department is seeking a permanent ban on flavored vape products.

Nebraska:

Legal sales age: 19

Nevada:

Legal sales age: 18.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Shipments must be marked as ‘tobacco products’.

New Hampshire:

Legal sales age: 19

New Jersey:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Flavored vape products banned.

New Mexico:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

New York:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Flavored vape products banned.

Online sales of vape products banned.

North Carolina:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

North Dakota:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase and signs on receipt of the product.

Ohio:

Legal sales age: 21

Ohio has tried to outlaw flavored vape products. In Oct 2019, Gov. Mike DeWine called for legislation to enact a permanent ban on non-tobacco-flavored vaping products.

Oklahoma:

Legal sales age: 18

Oregon:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

A bill to ban all flavored vape products was killed by Oregon lawmakers in February 2020.

Pennsylvania:

Legal sales age: 21

Rhode Island:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Flavored vape products banned.

South Carolina:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

South Dakota:

Legal sales age: 21

Tennessee:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Texas:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Vermont:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Virginia:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Washington:

Legal sales age: 21

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase, and uses a credit or debit card in their name.

West Virginia:

Legal sales age: 18

Wisconsin:

Legal sales age: 18

Wyoming:

Legal sales age: 18

Packaging must be child-resistant.

Deliveries of vape products can be made if the buyer provides age verification at the time of purchase.

Veppo Vape Team

Gina King is the brand manager for Veppo, a family run brand offering select, tested, high quality vape pen vaporizers, e-liquid and e-cigars. Over the past 12 years, Veppo has provided more than 250,000 customers a friendly alternative to cigarettes.

Gina is a mother, writer, traveler and speaker and has been featured on HuffPost, Forbes, Elite Daily and more.

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