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Alabama

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Contact The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for more information.

Visit http://www.abc.alabama.gov/
contact_us.aspx
for a list of contact
numbers.

Alaska

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HARD COPY: Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Occupational Licensing. Anchorage (907-269-8173), Fairbanks (907-451-2852), Juneau (907-465-2550).

Arizona

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Arkansas

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HARD COPY: Send a self addressed stamped envelope and a letter with how many signs you are requesting to: Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, 101 East Capitol Ave., Suite 401, Little Rock, AR 72201-3826.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.atc.ar.gov/forms/Documents/salesMinorSign.pdf

California

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HARD COPY: Free signs may be obtained by contacting Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of
California at 1-800-258-9090 ext. 230 or ext. 103.

ONLINE: To order a free sign, go to http://www.tobaccofreecatalog.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=1&prodid=J295

Colorado

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of
Revenue, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement
Division. For a list of contact numbers, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Liquor/LIQ/1211447622488

ONLINE: To download a pdf, look for “Tobacco Warning Minor Sign” at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-Liquor/LIQ/1209635770319

Connecticut

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/lib/dmhas/prevention/TipsWarningNotice.pdf

Delaware

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HARD COPY: Contact the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

Attn: Tobacco Program Coordinator
Carvel State Office Building, 3rd floor
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-5210

Florida

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/signs/signs.html

Georgia

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.etax.dor.ga.gov/alcohol/ATD_Retail_Tobacco_Warning_Notice_Sign.pdf

Hawaii

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HARD COPY: Contact the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, The Hawaii State Department of Health:

Email:
Phone: 808-586-1430

Idaho

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HARD COPY: Contact IDHW-BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/SA-ADMIN, Boise, ID 83720
208-334-0642. A copy of the sign must be
provided with each permit issued by the
Department of Health and Welfare.

Illinois

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HARD COPY: Copies can be obtained as part of a retailer education packet. Contact Tobacco Program Manager, Illinois Liquor Control
Commission, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 7-801, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-814-6884

To order a retailer kit, including signage, visit:

http://www.state.il.us/LCC/tobacco/retail_education.htm

Indiana

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.in.gov/atc/2476.htm

To see additional required signs, go to http://www.in.gov/atc/2476.htm

Iowa

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Kansas

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of
Revenue, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 785-296-7015

ONLINE: Download sign at http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/CG-40E.pdf

Kentucky

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of
Agriculture, Teens and Tobacco Program, at 502-573-0420

Louisiana

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Maine

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Human Service, Health Inspection Program at 207-287-1978

Maryland

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Massachusetts

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HARD COPY: Contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program at 617-624-5900.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign:
http://files.hria.org/files/BH2670.pdf

Michigan

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HARD COPY: Available from the Department of Community Health as required by the Youth Tobacco Act Section 722.641 (4)

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.healthymichigan.com/PDF/T126.pdf

Minnesota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Mississippi

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State does not
provide signs.

State required wording:

State law prohibits the sale of
tobacco products to persons
under the age of 18 years.
Proof of age required.

Missouri

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For more information, contact:

Alcohol and Tobacco Control
1738 E. Elm Street
Lower Level
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-5448

Montana

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Revenue. Sign provided free of charge by the Department of Revenue 406-444-6900 or 866-859-2254

Nebraska

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Nevada

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State does not
provide signs.

State required wording:

(a) the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors is
prohibited by law; and (b) the retailer
may ask for proof of age to comply with this prohibition

New
Hampshire


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HARD COPY: Contact the NHLC –
Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
10 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 1795
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-8531

New Jersey

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health and Senior Services at
609-984-3317

New Mexico

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HARD COPY: Contact the Department of Health
at 505-222-8618

New York

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.health.state.ny.us/
publications/3451.pdf


For tobacco only stores, two additional signs are required:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/
publications/3495.pdf

http://www.health.state.ny.us/|publications/3484.pdf

North
Carolina


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HARD COPY: Contact the NC Alcohol Law
Enforcement Division at 919-715-1415.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): https://www.ncdps.gov/div/ALE/Images/rf_reqposter.pdf

North Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Ohio

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Retailers must post a sign in a conspicuous place that states that giving, selling, or otherwise distributing cigarettes or other tobacco products, or papers used to roll cigarettes, to a person under 18 years of age is prohibited by law.

 

Oklahoma

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HARD COPY: Contact the ABLE
Commission, Legal Division, 4545
North Lincoln Blvd., Suite 270
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Main Office: 405-521-3484

Oregon

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For more information, Resources are listed as available here:
http://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/pages/prevention.aspx#resources

Pennsylvania

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Rhode Island

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HARD COPY: Exact duplicates may be made.

ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign(s): http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/bhservices/Tobacco.php

South Carolina

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

South Dakota

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Tennessee

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.sitemason.com/files/cdWnzG/Required%20Tobacco%20Posting.pdf

Texas

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HARD COPY: Contact the Comptroller’s office toll-free at 1-800-252-5555.

Utah

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Vermont

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://liquorcontrol.vermont.gov/sites/liquorcontrol/files/pdf/tobaccolaw.pdf

Virginia

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ONLINE: To download a pdf of required sign: http://www.abc.state.va.us/enftools/ABC_tobaccosign.pdf

Washington

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HARD COPY: Information from the Washington State Liquor Control Board website, http://liq.wa.gov/enforcement/required-signs, indicates that required signs are available at no charge to licensees. To order, call the Washington State Liquor Control Board Enforcement Customer Service Line at
(360) 664-9878
or email
.

Washington, DC

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West Virginia

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NO SIGN REQUIRED

Wisconsin

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Contact Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention &
Control Program for state required sign
608-266-3719

HARD COPY: Contact the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention & Control Program for state required sign.

Wyoming

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HARD COPY: Contact the Wyoming Department of Health Substance Abuse Division at 1-800-535-4006

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY AND ACCURACY: This information is provided as a courtesy of the The We Card Program, Inc. (We Card) and is presented with the explicit understanding that We Card and its authors are not rendering any legal, accounting or other professional service or advice. In addition, due to the rapidly changing nature of state law and the web site addresses provided herein, We Card strictly disclaims the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. While We Card does its best to present current, accurate and complete information (e.g., as to sign color, size and location requirements), the information provided herein may be changed at any time, or become outdated before We Card has the opportunity to update the information. Finally, users are directed to contact the appropriate state authority to determine each state’s specific sign requirement. This information is intended to serve as a guideline and is not intended to be a complete representation of each state law as it pertains to sign requirements. We Card and its authors strictly disclaim any liability whatsoever, direct or indirect, for any damages of any kind resulting from the use of this material.

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