Golden T-21 Tobacco ONLY RetailerAs part of the City of Golden’s efforts to reduce youth access to and use of tobacco products, a new law will go into effect as of this Sunday, March 1. The law, Ordinance #2118, strengthens the City’s existing tobacco licensing ordinance to now require that anyone in Golden who sells any form of tobacco product (including cigarettes, nicotine, and vapor products) obtain a license from the City. In addition, it is now illegal to sell any tobacco product to anyone under the age of 21, and employees must be 21 to sell, stock, or handle any tobacco product. Youth, as well as parents, guardians, and people who work with youth, should be aware that it is now against the law to purchase, attempt to purchase, or consume any tobacco, nicotine, or vapor product within Golden City limits if you are under the age of 21. Please note that this law does not apply to FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy products (patch, gum, lozenge, etc.).

A letter outlining the details about the new policy, along with updated signage, will be delivered to retailers this week by mail and/or in person.

Parents, guardians, and trusted adults are encouraged to talk to the youth in their lives about vaping and tobacco use and support them in their attempts to quit. To learn more about vaping and cessation, visit TobaccoFreeCo.org/know-the-facts. For more information about resources to support youth with quitting tobacco, please visit Tobaccofreejeffco.com/youth/for-youth.