South Carolina Smoking Laws

According to the South Carolina Radio Network, a law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in June of 2014, bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Consequences for minors in possession of tobacco products are civil fines, or they can choose to complete a tobacco education class. A business that sells illegally faces steeper fines - up to $400 for repeat offenses. Here are the basic tobacco laws:

The Law

South Carolina smoking law states that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess or attempt to possess tobacco or tobacco products; this includes falsifying one’s age to obtain tobacco. S.C. CODE ANN. § 16-17-500

The Penalties


  • A civil fine of $25

Community Service

  • May be required to complete 5 hours of community service

Tobacco Education

  • May be required to complete a smoking cessation and prevention program

Impact of Driver’s License

  • If minor fails to satisfy any of the penalties, he or she may have driver’s license and/or driving privileges suspended for 90 days

The Solution

If you have received a minor in possession citation and prefer to take an educational course, then offers our tobacco awareness class in 4 and 8 hour versions. Our classes are web-based making them convenient and easy to access. They are a cost effective way to complete this requirement.

Enroll today using your smartphone or computer and start your comprehensive course today. It's that easy!

If you choose not to pay the fine, you may attend a court hearing to challenge the citation.

Tobacco Awareness Classes

Class Price
4 Hour Tobacco Awareness Class $99 Register Now Register
8 Hour Tobacco Awareness Class $179 Register Now Register

What payment options are accepted?

When paying for your program, please feel free to do so with an e-check or major credit card, such as Visa or MasterCard. Payment can be submitted securely online or over the phone.

Exactly how much do the Tobacco classes cost?

Our course prices can be found below:

  • 4 Hour Tobacco Awareness Class – $99.00
  • 8-Hour Advanced Tobacco Awareness Class – $179.00

All courses include free enrollment processing and free certificate shipping.

How do I complete the course?

Entirely online! Simply enroll and get started – it’s that easy!

Am I allowed to take breaks or change computers?

The answer to both questions is “yes.” If you need a break, simply log out of the program. When you log back in, feel free to do so from any device.

How will I receive my Certificate of Completion?

Your Certificate of Completion will be shipped to you in the mail, free of charge. Please allow up to seven business days to receive your certificate.

How long does it take to complete the Tobacco class?

You will ultimately set the pace. You can drastically lengthen the duration of the course if you log out for extended periods of time. Likewise, you can complete the course in the time advertised if you choose not to take breaks.

I failed the final exam! Now what do I do?

Retake the test! If you fail for any reason, you can simply retake the exam. In fact, you can retake it as many times as needed.

South Carolina Tobacco Laws

Learn the rules regarding tobacco use in South Carolina.

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