Health Department

​Tobacco 21

What is it?

AO 2019-90(S) increased the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, including electronic smoking products and products containing nicotine in the regulation of tobacco products, made confirming amendments to the fine schedule in Title 14 and complementary amendments to Title 12, and related matters.

When did this pass?

July 23, 2019 by the Anchorage Assembly, effective August 20, 2019.

Read the Ordinance

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Frequently Asked Questions

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General signs for all tobacco retailers:

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Anchorage Health Department Policy Recommendation

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