A new law in the U.S. that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency released the following statement on its website on its website:
“On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21. FDA will provide additional details on this issue as they become available.”
Both the FDA and the law itself state there are more steps that must be done to finalize things.