There are several potential violations. A summary of the violations and their sanctions can be found in the attached sheet. For more information, review the relevant sections of the Revised Ohio Code and/or contact your legal counsel. While vaping has become popular among youth, communities in Northeast Ohio are passing laws to restrict the ownership and use of electronic devices. These communities are following the example of Strongsville, which passed an ordinance last April prohibiting the possession of such devices by anyone under the age of 18. Mayfield Village, which passed its ordinance on Tuesday (Feb. 18), modeled it on the Strongsville ordinance, as did Pepper Pike. “(Teens) see vaping as a safe and cool thing and smoking cigarettes as a dirty bad thing,” Roberts said, though she said scientists would disagree. “There is no difference between vaping and smoking.” When selling tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes/vaping products to individuals under the age of 21, the person selling the products and the owner of the retail business may face criminal prosecution, which increases after the first violation of Ohio`s Tobacco 21 Act. A DeWine spokesperson said the governor is committed to curbing youth vaping in Ohio and wants to find ways to strengthen enforcement efforts in the state. Bennett said that if a teen is cited for possession of a vaping device, the device should be tested under the state`s current code to determine whether it actually contains tobacco or nicotine. Products such as cigarettes, paper rolls, vaping products and chewing tobacco are affected by the change.

Ohio`s Tobacco Act 21 requires retailers to put up a sign stating that it is illegal to sell tobacco products and nicotine alternatives such as e-cigarettes and vaping products to people under the age of 21. An e-cigarette or vaping device is a battery-powered device that converts liquid nicotine into a mist or vapor that the user inhales. An electronic cigarette does not use fire and does not lead to ashes. Electronic smoking device “means. any device that may be used to deliver aerosolized or vaporized nicotine or any other substance to the person inhaling from the device, including an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic hookah, vapour pen or electronic whistle, including any component, part or accessory of such a device, whether sold separately or not; and includes all substances intended to be aerosolized or sprayed during the use of the device. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2927.02(A)(5) (2022) Retailers must post new signs indicating that it is illegal to sell tobacco and nicotine products to anyone under the age of 21. Anyone who violates Ohio`s new law can face jail time and a fine. This is a short educational video designed for retail businesses and their employees who sell tobacco and vaping products to explain the Tobacco Act21 and its compliance. As of October 17, 2019, it is illegal to give, sell or otherwise distribute cigarettes, other tobacco products or alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes/vaping products to anyone under the age of 21. See Ohio Revised Code 2927.02 for exact language of the law.

If the young person handles tobacco or vaping products because of their profession, they may continue to hold this position. Kentucky allows adults 18 and older to purchase tobacco and vaping products. The purchase, possession or use of nicotine replacement products is not permitted for persons under the age of 21, unless accompanied by a parent, spouse or guardian over the age of 21. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.87 (B) (2022) If vending machines selling tobacco are authorized to sell products under 2927.02(C), a clearly visible notice must be placed in legibly printed letters at least half an inch high, and in that particular case it must read as follows: “It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco or alternative products. nicotine. » Model plate available for download “We need to focus more on vaping and not cigarettes,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts. Here are some of the other products prohibited for sale to people under the age of 21: Anything vaping, including liquids sold for electronic vaping devices, their batteries, heating elements, and more; Cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, soluble nicotine products, filters, roller papers, pipes or hemp wraps. In Ohio, there were 96 confirmed cases of lung disease and 88 vaping-related hospitalizations Thursday, including 12 in Franklin County, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The average age of patients is 25 years. In its annual report on state and federal efforts to reduce tobacco use, released Wednesday, the nonprofit gave Buckeye State two A`s: for smoke-free air and for raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. Ohio`s Tobacco Act 21, which went into effect last October, makes it an offense to sell or provide cigarettes and other tobacco products, vaping devices and vaping liquids to anyone under the age of 21. “We`re trying to take them out of the hands of children, people under the age of 18,” said Pepper Pike Police Chief Joseph Mariola. “I know the state passed the law (in October 2019) at the age of 21 (the age at which you have to buy tobacco and vaping products used in appliances), but we are targeting our children. Don`t aim the wrong way, but protect them from it (vaping). » Minimum Age: Indicates whether a minimum age is required by state or territory law before sellers can legally sell e-cigarettes to a person for personal consumption. A federal law signed into law on December 20, 2019, raised the legal retail age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in the United States from 18 to 21. This does not prevent states, territories, places or tribes from enforcing their own additional youth access laws or setting their own minimum legal age of sale above 21. Ohio lawmakers should also ban flavored tobacco products, including vapor liquid for e-cigarettes, “to keep those flavors away from young people,” Fletcher said. Minimum age (years): The minimum legal age – in years – that a person must reach before sellers can legally sell e-cigarettes to the person. Once boys start vaping, Fletcher said, “we have a whole new generation addicted to tobacco.” CLEVELAND — The Ohio chapter of the American Lung Association is sharply critical of Ohio`s new law on vaping under 21 and older, sometimes referred to as the “Tobacco 21” laws.

Legal Age for Vaping in Ohio