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All Tobacco Products Limited to Persons over 18

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The federal Food and Drug Administration put in place strict regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah tobacco to minors.  This is the first time the federal government has put these types of regulations in place on tobacco products outside of regular cigarettes.  With the growing use of e-cigarettes and other forms of tobacco products, teens under the age of 18 are increasingly becoming addicted to tobacco through the use of these "other" products and the FDA began to take notice.  The new rule takes effect in 90 days nationwide.  This will not only ban sales to minors, but will also require companies selling the e-cigarettes and tobacco products to submit to the government for approval and provide a list of ingredients; it will also require the products to include warnings on the packages and advertisements. The FDA will consider further restrictions in the future, including banning the use of flavored tobacco.

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