Adult use of vaping products; Scientific health research.
Adult use of vaping products;
Scientific health research. (e-cigarettes)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
and raising the federal minimum age for sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.
This legislation (known as “Tobacco 21” or “T21”) is effective immediately,
and it is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes—to anyone under 21.
The new federal minimum age of sale applies to all retail establishments and persons with no exceptions.
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
is now estimating that vaping could save the lives of up to 6.6 million U.S. adult smokers
over the next 10 years. On the basis of this evidence, the researchers are recommending that public health organizations
adopt a strategy of encouraging smokers to switch to vaping to hasten the decline of America’s smoking rate