Over the past twenty five years, the once popular culture of cigarette smoking
has greatly diminished, making it less and less appealing to younger teens and adults. Much of this downward drift began after Jeffrey Wigand blew the whistle on big tobacco companies in the mid-90s, acknowledging to the general public that nicotine was, in fact, addictive, and that tobacco companies were well aware of this truth.
Fast forward to December of 2019 and the Federal Government officially, quietly stepped in while most of us were wrapping up our last few Christmas gifts.
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.
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