The US Food and Drug Administation (FDA) has officially changed the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21. The minimum age applies to all tobacco products and including e-cigarettes and vape pods.
Last week, we reported on the decision to raise the purchase age of e-cig to 21. The provisions included in the $ 1.4 trillion spending package and signed by the President of Trump on 20 December 2019. The decision to raise the minimum age has bipartisan report but no execution date clear at the time of signing.
Nineteen states and hundreds of cities are already tobacco 21 laws in place. The complex relationship between the US Military and vaping remains cloudy, since there is no carve out or exceptions that allow active-duty members of tobacco purchases. E-Cigarette sharper and more specifically covered by this new legislation.
FDA Act Quickly
The FDA has up to 180 days to update their regulations, and the change was expected to hold 90 days later. Convenience Store News anticipated the law will not be valid for 9 months.
Instead of the slow implementation of the federal tobacco law 21, the FDA updated their website with the following statement this morning:
Note: On December 20, 2019 the President signed legislation to change 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 retailers to sell tobacco products – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21. The FDA will provide additional details on this issue as they become available.
Tobacco 21 Enforcement
The FDA has not updated them in 2016 “Tobacco Products Covered” rule, which requires the establishment of check the photo ID of each under the age of 27 who attempt to purchase tobacco products.
In Vapor4Life, we card every customer who comes through the door, regardless of age. We are in compliance with all laws of the state, federal and local relevant and go over the top. In fact, we went above and beyond with the use of the software industry’s leading age verification.
Vapor4Life.com has no interest in selling our products to anyone under the age of 21 and has long felt that what has been framed as a teenager vaping epidemics pose an existential threat to the vaping industry, cigarette ash free alternative and a sense that adults prefer.
CDC Youth Tobacco Survey in 2019 showed that the taste is not why children vape but the dangers of e-cig law that penalizes new stricter marginalized groups remains a distinct possibility.
A city known for human harm reduction policies for product users of illegal drugs, San Francisco, once seen as a bastion for LGBTQ + right. But San Francisco e-cig ban punish the group most likely to vape instead of smoke and the lack of mobility to get a cigarette alternatives through other channels.
In adult subjects, we are also not interested to sell our products to anyone who does not already smoke or vape. Our goal is to help smokers to switch from burning cigarettes to vaping. After the switch is made, we offer several nicotine strengths and desires for our customers to gradually reduce the strength of the nicotine they vape with the ultimate goal and cigarette vaping free lifestyle.
To stay up to date on state and local restrictions on e-cig, make sure you check us vape Ban Laws by State Resources page.