Cigarette on an ashtray.

DC Tobacco Laws

18 and Up

What’s the law?
What happens when you break the law?
Selling tobacco products to a young person under age of 18 is illegal in Washington, D.C.
Fine of up to $500

18 and Under

What’s the law?
What happens when you break the law?
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase tobacco products in DC.
Penalty of $50
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to present a fake id in order to purchase tobacco products in DC.
1st Offense – $100
2nd Offense – $200
3rd Offense – $300