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Federal minimum age on tobacco purchase from 18 to 21


January 15, 2020

On December 20 of 2019, US President Donald J. Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which raises the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years of age to 21.

“Tobacco retailers play a direct role in protecting kids from nicotine addiction and the deadly effects of tobacco use,” the FDA says. “FDA regulates all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, and cigars. If you sell tobacco products, you must comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations for retailers.”

Retailers are encouraged to I.D. every...

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