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Alachua County’s tobacco licensing ordinance goes into effect October 22

Tobacco sales now require a county license, in addition to any currently-required state and federal licenses.

BY JENNIFER CABRERA / OCTOBER 14, 2019

On October 22, Alachua County’s Tobacco Minimum Legal Sales Age 21 Ordinance will go into effect. According to a press release from the county, the ordinance raises the minimum legal sales age from 18 to 21 for tobacco and tobacco related products, including e-cigarettes and nicotine delivery devices. It requires that no person shall sell or offer to sell any of these products without first having obtained a license to do so from the County. This is in addition to any currently required state and federal licenses. The ordinance applies to all unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County.

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More information about that license and the ordinance can be found at the Alachua County Growth Management website.

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