Study Guide

The Law

Following the law is easy when you know the law

Everyone deserves a healthy future. That's why Wisconsin has a number of rules that restrict tobacco sales to minors. And here is the most important one:

Federal law prohibits the sale of all tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

Nationwide, age-restrcited tobacco products include cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, e-cigarettes, e-liquid, and loose tobacco. Consult your individual store policy for additional products in your inventory that are restricted.

Selling tobacco to minors can really cost you, too. Retailers and employees face big penalties for breaking the law.


Suspension of License:

There are other laws that help protect minors from the health hazards of tobacco-and help retailers and employees avoid big penalties

In the store

When it comes to keeping underage teens tobacco-free, responsible retailers rely on signs, smart choices, and responsible employees.

According to state and federal laws:

Vending Machines

Under federal law, cigarette vending machines are not allowed in businesses where minors are allowed to enter (even if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).

The law is the law

Helping minors stay smoke-free is simple when you do what the law requires. And that means verifying the age of anyone who buys tobacco by checking ID.