Sales to Minors
In NSW it is illegal to sell tobacco, non-tobacco smoking products, e-cigarettes or e-cigarette accessories to a person under the age of 18. The maximum penalty for selling any of these products to minors is, in the case of an individual, $11,000 for a first offence or $55,000 for a second or subsequent offence. In the case of a corporation, the maximum penalty is $55,000 for a first offence or $110,000 for a second or subsequent offence.
A retailer or employee must ensure the customer is over 18 before selling these products to them. Proof of the customer’s age must be requested and checked before any tobacco product, nontobacco smoking product, e-cigarette or e-cigarette accessory is sold to any young person.