It is a criminal offense to sell tobacco products in the State of Idaho without a tobacco permit. In order to legally sell tobacco products to the public in Idaho, retailers must have an Idaho tobacco permit, issued by the Department of Health and Welfare's Idaho Tobacco Project.
Tobacco permits are issued free of charge and must be secured before beginning the sale of tobacco products to the public. All tobacco permits expire on December 31 of each calendar year and must be renewed annually.
A tobacco product is any substance that contains tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, smoking tobacco, tobacco papers and smokeless tobacco.