Smoking & Vaping

What You Need to Know About the Laws on Smoking Cigarettes (and Vaping) in the U.S.

What is the minimum age to buy tobacco?

Currently, it varies by state. But around September 2020, throughout the country you will need to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products of any kind.

Where can and can’t someone smoke?

This varies significantly by location. For local rules see:

Guide to Smoking Laws in California

Guide to Smoking Laws in the Los Angeles area

Guide to Smoking Laws in the San Francisco area

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