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State Legislative Info

GOVERNOR

Jeff Landry
PO Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-7015

THE SENATE

Secretary of the Senate
Yolanda Dixon
State Capitol Building
P.O. Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-5997
Fax: (225) 342-1140

THE house

Chief Clerk
Michelle Fontenot
State Capitol Building
P.O. Box 44281 Room G-106
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-7259
Fax: (225) 342-5045

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Louisiana LAWS & TAXES

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  • It is unlawful for any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or other person knowingly to sell or distribute any tobacco product, alternative nicotine product, or vapor product to a person under 21 years of age.1
  • It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to buy or possess any tobacco product, alternative nicotine product, or vapor product.1
  • A retail license or permit is required to sell vapor products.2
  • Carrying or using vapor products is prohibited on any school property.3
  • Louisiana’s Clean Indoor Air Act has not been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.4
  • Vaping in vehicles is prohibited when a child under the age of 13 years old is present.8
  • The following municipalities have ordinances that prohibit vaping where smoking is prohibited (some exclude bars and restaurants): Abbeville, Athens, Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish+ (except the cities of Baker, Zachary, and Central), Bogalusa, Boyce, Cheneyville, Colfax, Cullen, Fenton, Glenmora, Hammond, Haynesville, Lafayette Parish, Lake Charles, Lecompte, McNary, Monroe, Natchez, New Orleans, Oak Grove, Ouachita Parish, Pineville, Ponchatoula, Reeves, Roseland, Ruston, Sulphur, West Monroe.4

Tobacco/Vapor 21 Law: Federal law passed December 20, 2019 prohibits sales of all tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21 years old. FDA stated law became effective on that date. States may choose to continue with current age law at the risk of losing federal funding.

Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol.

PMTA Registry Law: E-liquid manufacturers whose products are sold in the state are required to submit a certification that the manufacturer has submitted a premarket tobacco product application and the products remains under review by the FDA, no marketing order has been issued, or the manufacturer has received a marketing order. Manufacturers must pay fees to be on a state directory of products as described above. No products may be offered for sale in the State unless the product is listed on the VAPE Directory and the product meets all other requirements pursuant to law.7

Click here to access the Louisiana VAPE Directory.

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