We Card Offers Free T-21 Resources

Downloadable resources shared in response to the legal tobacco purchase age rising to 21.

January 03, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to the December 20, 2019, effective date for the legal tobacco purchase age of 21, We Card is making resources available to retailers.

Available are three download, print and display in-store signage options, links to We Card’s smartphone app (Age Checker) and a free 10-minute training booster course to help retail employees adjust to the T-21 law. In addition, the We Card NOW website provides a digital We Card eCalendar and an age calculation tool.

We Card is also alerting retailers who have previously ordered 18- or 19-year minimum-age 2020 calendars and signage that We Card will ship them 21-year versions free of charge. For any items that are out-of-stock, such as We Card calendars, the organization is informing retailers of when they can re-ship the items.

We Card is working hard to provide new signage. Until you receive updated signage, NACS recommends printing and posting signage in stores that indicates, “As of December 20, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided that the federal minimum age for purchasing any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is 21 years old.”