FDA: E-Cigarette Regulations Go Into Effect

Now no one under the age of 18 is legally allowed to buy e-cigarettes
Now no one under the age of 18 is legally allowed to buy e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of e-cigarettes went into effect yesterday (August 8). Some of the changes introduced include: no sales to customers under 18-years of age and buyers who look younger than 27 have to show ID.

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of e-cigarettes went into effect yesterday (August 8).  Some of the changes introduced include: no sales to customers under 18-years of age and buyers who look younger than 27 have to show ID. 

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The giving away of free samples of e-cigarettes – including any component parts – by distributors, is now also prohibited. The new regulations reflect recent findings which show the level of e-cigarette usage growing rapidly among young adults. As of June 11, 2018, all tobacco products for sale or distribution will require a health warning statement on the package.

The FDA extended their regulatory authority over all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah and pipe tobacco, in May. As part of their expanded regulation, companies that introduced tobacco products to the market after February 15, 2007, will now be required to submit the products for FDA review, to demonstrate that they meet the applicable health standard.

For more information visit the FDA.gov.

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