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Doug Burgum
Office of Governor
600 East Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND, 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2200
Fax: (701) 328-2205

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North Dakota LAWS & TAXES


  • Sale of tobacco, electronic smoking devices, or alternative nicotine products to an individual under twenty-one years of age and use by an individual under twenty-one years of age prohibited.1
  • It is a noncriminal offense for a minor to purchase, possess, smoke, or use cigarettes, cigars, cigarette papers, snuff, tobacco in any other form in which it may be utilized for smoking or chewing, electronic smoking devices, or alternative nicotine products.
  • Any nicotine liquid container that is sold at retail in this state must satisfy the child-resistant effectiveness standards.1
  • North Dakota’s Smoke-Free Law has been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.2

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. Bismark already prohibits sales to persons under 21 years old.

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


  • Smoke-free chewing tobacco & snuff are subject to a state excise tax of 16¢ to 60¢ per ounce.3
  • Vapor products do not have an additional state excise tax.

Updated April 2024

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