Tobacco Enforcement Unit - Sales to Minors

Sales to Minors

Under NRS 370.521 it is unlawful for any person to sell, distribute, or offer to sell cigarettes, cigarette paper, or other tobacco products, including vapor products, to any child under the age of 18 years.  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 is effective immediately, and it is now 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 minors, 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 minors, please email the address below with as much information as possible-