Retailers are an important part of our communities and also serve as the first line of defense in preventing tobacco and alcohol sales to those who are underage. Retailers must make a conscientious decision to engage in responsible practices and remain vigilant about asking for photo identification, checking them thoroughly and refusing to sell to those who are underage.

This website provides materials and resources needed to train and educate retail owners and staff in order to remain compliant with youth access to tobacco and alcohol laws. We encourage everyone to utilize and share the resources provided.

Tobacco and Vapor Retailers


On April 17, 2019, Governor John Carney signed into law an Act to restrict access to tobacco products and tobacco substitutes to individuals under the age of 21. These changes take effect on July 16, 2019. A notice was sent out to all licensed tobacco and vapor retailer this month to provide a summary of major changes to the laws. View the notice here. For the full details about the legislation, click here.

Thank you for complying with Delaware’s Youth Access to Tobacco Laws and we appreciate your patience while we prepare for this transition. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (302) 741-2715 or Email Us


Alcohol Product Retailers