Tobacco Enforcement Unit - Sales To Persons Under 21

Sales to Underage Consumers

Under NRS 370.521, as amended by Assembly Bill 59 (2021), it is unlawful for any person to sell, distribute, or offer to sell cigarettes, cigarette paper, any product containing, made or derived from tobacco, vapor products, or any product containing, made, or derived from nicotine to any person under 21 years of age.  A person who violates this section is liable for a civil penalty up to $500.  

Additionally, if any employee or agent of a licensee has violated this section, the licensee is liable for a civil penalty up to $2,500. 

On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation raising the federal minimum age for sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. This legislation made it illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product-including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes-to anyone under 21.  For more information on the changes to federal law, please visit the FDA's website at


    Training Program

    If you are a merchant and would like more information on how to not sell tobacco or vapor products to underage consumers , please visit the website for free training at

      Report a Violation

      If you have information related to a business selling tobacco or vapor products to underage consumers, please email the address below with as much information as possible-