According to R.S. 14.19.8, all tobacco retailers are required to post signage in type not less than 30-point font at the point of purchase.
On Dec. 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, raising the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21. For assistance in quitting smoking, call or visit: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), www.quitwithusla.org.
Please click here for downloadable signage provided by the Louisiana Department of Health and Quit With Us La.
Melissa R. Martin, RDN, LDN
Director, Well-Ahead Louisiana
Interim Director, Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
Chair, Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission