As an industry we are responsible for saying no to underage vaping. Join us by supporting the #NO2MINORS campaign and keep electronic nicotine delivery devices out of the hands of minors. In California the legal age to purchase e-cigarette products is 21, legal smoking age varies from state to state. Underage vaping is now being considered an epidemic, spreading awareness and responsible marketing practices is more important now than ever.


The vaping industry is currently being looked at closely by the FDA who is determining how to best regulate the industry. One major concern the FDA has is the possibility of vaping products getting into the hands of minors. This is a concern that we also share and for that reason we’ve taken and continue to take steps to ensure our products are only being marketed and sold to our intended audience: adults of smoking legal age. The #No2Minors campaign is only the beginning and we need your help in spreading awareness!


We want to help our retail partners stay updated on the latest regulations and make it easy to stay compliant by offering information and free resources. Read below for the essential information you need to know and visit our shop to order free anti-minor print materials.

Regulations to Follow
  • Check photo ID of everyone appearing under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase vapor products.
  • Only sell products to customers of legal smoking age (21 years and older).
  • Do NOT give away free samples, including components and/or parts.
  • Do NOT sell e-cigarettes in a vending machine unless in an adult-only facility.
Photo ID Requirement

You must check photo ID of everyone appearing under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase FDA regulated products and verify the customer is of legal age to purchase.

Undercover Inspections

During Undercover Buy Inspections, the retailer is unaware an inspection is taking place. The minor and inspector will not identify themselves.

  • Nearly 1 million inspections
  • Over 10,000 a month
  • Over 300 a day


FDA closely monitors retailer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor compliance with federal tobacco laws and regulations and takes corrective action when violations occur. The Tobacco Control Act provides that the amount of a Civil Money Penalty for violations of the regulations shall not exceed certain amounts, depending on the number of previous violations, the time period in which the violations occurred.

The current maximum amounts are the following: