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What is the minimum age to purchase or possess nicotine products?

In Virginia it is now illegal for any person under the age of 21 to attempt to purchase, purchase, or possess any tobacco product, nicotine vapor product, alternative nicotine product, or hemp product intended for smoking. A violation of this law is punishable by a civil penalty of up to $100 or up to 20 hours of community service for the first offense and a civil penalty of up to $250 or up to 40 hours of community service for a subsequent violation. Active duty personnel 18 years and older are exempted. One who is a member of the military and 18 years of age or older must show an ID issued by the Armed Forces of the United States as proof of age for this purpose.

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