CT Clearinghouse

Tobacco Merchant Information

The federal Synar Amendment requires that states enact laws that prohibit the sale and distribution of tobacco products and e-cigarettes/vapor products to persons under the age of 21 and to effectively enforce those laws.

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Retailer Resources

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Connecticut Tobacco Prevention Education Program for Retailers

Connecticut Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program

Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter

 November Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter

 November Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter (Espanol)

July Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter

July Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter (Espanol)

March Responsible Connecticut Retailer Newsletter

FOX61 Student News Segments

The Tobacco Merchant & Community Education Steering Committee sponsored a FOX61 Student News Award during the 2022-2023 school year. Students across Connecticut were encouraged to film news segments on the risks of tobacco use and vaping.

Students from across Connecticut schools submitted fantastic segments! Click on the link below to view the winning submission.

Vaping: The Controversial Trend - Sakib Hossain, Cromwell High School - *AWARD WINNER*

New CT Tobacco Law

Summary of House Bill No. 5506

New Tobacco Notice of Law Sign 

New Tobacco Law Retailer Postcard

Summary of Public Act 19-13

Changes in Connecticut's Tobacco Laws

What You Do Matters 2021 Campaign - Video Ads

You Must Be 21

Card Under 30

Follow The Tobacco 21 Law

Selling Tobacco & E-Cigarettes

Buying Tobacco Or E-Cigarettes

Public Service Announcements

Connecticut Tobacco 21 Public Service Announcement

Game Time Smoking Public Service Announcement


E-Cigarettes - American Lung Association

Connecticut Tobacco 21 Law and Implications for COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

New Tobacco Law Retailer Postcard

Quit Smoking or Vaping Resources

Locate a Treatment Facility


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services contracted with Wheeler Clinic's Connecticut Clearinghouse to conduct a comprehensive Tobacco Merchant Education Campaign. A key element of the campaign is the Tobacco Merchant and Community Education Steering Committee led by the Clearinghouse.  Membership includes tobacco retailers, state agency partners, and local coalitions. 


The Tobacco Merchant Education Campaign contains information on Connecticut's tobacco laws for owners, managers and employees of establishments that sell tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems. The campaign materials include an educational training on the law, the Notice of Connecticut Tobacco Law, cash register stickers and door decals.

Contact Connecticut Clearinghouse at 1.800.232.4424 to request educational materials.

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program's (TPEP) website can be accessed by clicking here: