Illinois Lawmakers Act to Snuff Out Youth Vaping
June 11, 2021
At the close of the spring legislative session, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 512 which creates the Preventing Youth Vaping Act.
This bill is designed to curb e-cigarette use by those under 21. Some of the key provisions of the legislation would:
- Prohibit advertisements and marketing materials from being directed at people younger than 21 by including cartoons, images from video games, movies, videos and other media that appeal to youth.
- Require retailers to ensure that purchasers are at least 21 years old.
- Require that online orders be paid by check or a credit card with the customer's name to prevent underage purchases.
The bill now goes to Governor Pritzker’s desk. If approved, the legislation would take effect immediately.
If you have questions, please contact ISMS Senior Vice President of State Legislative Affairs Erin O'Brien by email.