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Rule Brings E-Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products Under FDA’s Authority

May 15, 2016

In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public health and protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use through a variety of steps, including restricting the sale of these tobacco products to minors nationwide.

An FDA press release provides additional detail about the final rule and its requirements. For more information to help you understand and comply with the rule, please visit:

The Federal Register for the full rule
The FDA’s website for information about “Extending Authorities to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and Hookah”

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