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State Legislative Info


Henry McMaster
State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 734-2100
Fax: (803) 734-5167


Senate Clerk
Jeffrey S. Gossett
PO Box 142
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 212-6200

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Clerk of the House
Charles F. Reid
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 734-2403

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South Carolina LAWS & TAXES


  • Sale or distribution of vapor products to persons under 18 years of age is prohibited.1
  • The purchase and possession of of vapor products by persons under 18 years of age is prohibited.1
  • Internet sales of vapor products require age verification through an independent, third-party age verification service that the person is over 18 years of age.1
  • Use of vapor products is prohibited in ambulances.2
  • South Carolina’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): Aiken, Blacksburg, Blackville, Columbia Denmark, Estill, Hartsville, Inman, Lancaster County, Lexington County, Mount Pleasant, Prosperity, Sumter, West Pelzer and Yemassee.3
  • Online sales require age verification via a third party service. This requirement could cause many out-of-state online retailers to refuse to ship to the state.5

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.

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