The easiest way to check a person’s age is to ask for and check their California driver’s license or California ID.
A blue strip means the person is not 18 until the year printed in the strip
If the year in the blue strip is later (higher) than the current year, do not sell them tobacco
A customer may hand you a California ID card when you ask for ID.
California ID cards may look similar to California driver licenses
CAUTION: some California ID cards may not have a blue strip
California ID cards must be checked for age .
Don’t make a sale UNTIL you ask for and check the ID of anyone who appears to be younger than age 27, even if it is a friend or regular customer!
You may already be seeing the new California Driver Licenses:
Tobacco Retailer Licensing Requirements: California State Requirements
Tobacco Laws Resource: Tobacco Laws Affecting California
Amador County Tobacco Sales to Youth: