A new Indiana law which goes into effect on
July 1 raises the legal smoking and vaping age from 18 to 21.
The law prohibits any person younger than 21
from purchasing or possessing tobacco products, e-liquids, and electronic
cigarettes, and requires the posting of notices to that effect at retail
establishments and vending machines.
Other provisions of the new law:
--Makes it a Class C misdemeanor to operate a
tobacco or vaping business within 1,000 feet of a public or private
elementary or secondary school.
--Makes it a Class B infraction to knowingly
sell tobacco, e-liquid, or electronic cigarettes containing vitamin E
--Provides that a retail establishment which
sells an e-liquid to a person under 21 be subject to a civil judgment for
--Doubles the civil judgment for retail
establishments which sell or distribute tobacco, e-liquid, or electronic
cigarettes to persons under 21; and for certain retail establishments which
allow an underage person to enter their establishment.