FDA Tobacco Law
The FDA ruling
A new federal law took effect on June 22, 2010, which gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. The agency has the authority to regulate the promotion of tobacco-products, restriction of "free-giveaways", ban tobacco ads in magazines that have a high content of youth subscribers and restrict sponsorships of athletic events.
It also restricts cigarette vending machines to locations for patrons 18 and over, where children are never allowed to enter, as part of a broad new plan designed to limit tobacco sales to youth nationwide.
The new rules are posted on the FDA's website.
A factsheet and information about new federal requirements.
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View for list of provisions and timeline of when things go in effect.
FDA effective dates.pdf
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