Beginning Monday, August 8, new rules from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration take effect to protect kids from the dangers of all tobacco products. Highlights of the new rule include:
More on the FDA's new rules
- Prohibits retailers nationwide from selling cigars, hookah tobacco, and e-cigarettes to anyone under age 18 and retailers will need to check photo ID of anyone under age 27.
- Prohibits retailers from giving away free samples of newly deemed tobacco products.
- Prohibits retailers nationwide from selling cigars, hookah tobacco, and e-cigarettes in a vending machine where anyone under age 18 has access at any time.