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Josh Shapiro
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284


Michael Gerdes
Senate Box 203053
Harrisburg 17120-3053
462 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-5920

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Office of the Chief Clerk
Brooke Wheeler
PA House of Representatives
Room 129
Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-2372
Fax: (717) 787-4990

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  • Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act has not been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.
    The following municipalities have ordinances that prohibit vaping where smoking is prohibited (some exclude bars and restaurants): Philadelphia (Includes outdoor spaces) and Alleghany County.1
  • A license or permit is required to sell vapor products.2
  • Philadelphia restricts non-tobacco flavored and high nicotine vapor products to adults-only stores. This requirement could cause many out-of-state online retailers to refuse to ship to the state.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. Pennsylvania passed Tobacco/Vapor 21 in November 2019, which will take effect July 2020.

A minor is guilty of a summary offense if the minor purchases or attempts to purchase a tobacco or vapor product.5

The sale of vapor products to persons under age 21 (under age 18 if military member or veteran) in Pennsylvania is prohibited.6

Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol. Philadelphia restricts sale of flavored vapor products and nicotine levels over 20 mg/mL to adults-only stores.

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