The recent passage of the federal Tobacco 21 legislation signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019 by President Donald Trump has created chaos and confusion among tobacco retailers, leading to various retail associations to press the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clarification [read more here]. The agency has responded to this request, offering some answers to help retailers adjust to this change in the legislation.

In a press release posted on the FDA’s website, agency states that the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was amended on Dec. 20, 2019, making it illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.

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