Tobacco

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Iowa ABD) was granted authority to administer and oversee enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws and education of Iowa’s retailers that sell these products the I-PLEDGE Retailer Training and Enforcement Program in the spring of 2000. 

Enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor product laws is accomplished through a cooperative agreement between Iowa ABD and state, county, or local law enforcement agencies. Iowa ABD contracts with agencies for compliance checks at all tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product retail outlets located within their jurisdiction and reimbursement is made by the Iowa ABD for each check conducted.

While enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor prodcut laws is an important goal of the I-PLEDGE Retailer Training program, education of both law enforcement and the state’s tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vaport product retailers is the primary focus of the program. Through a series of program initiatives, the I-PLEDGE Retailer Training program has traveled across the state to educate the law enforcement and the retail communities, ensuring that tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products are not sold to minors and that the state’s tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws are properly enforced. Please contact the Division toll-free at 866.IowaABD or e-mail IAPledge@IowaABD.com for additional information regarding the I-PLEDGE Retailer Training program.