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Report illegal tobacco sales

Many tobacco retailers sell tobacco products illegally. You can report illegal tobacco sales online or by calling 1 (888) 99-SMOKE (1-888-99-76653). We investigate every report.


It’s illegal in Philadelphia to sell tobacco products or electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes or accessories):

  • Without a current tobacco retailer permit.
  • To a minor under 18 years of age.
  • Without posting an age warning sign.
  • Without asking for and checking ID.
  • As “loosies” (individual cigarettes or cigars) not meant for individual sale.


If you see a business that is selling tobacco illegally, call 1 (888) 99-SMOKE (1-888-99-76653) or report the business online. We follow up on every report and businesses that violate the law will be ticketed.