Monday, August 19, 2013

Flavored Cigars: All We Need Now is Julie London

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website:

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, more commonly referred to as the Tobacco Control Act, restricts cigarettes and smokeless tobacco retail sales to youth by directing FDA to issue regulations which, among other things: 
  • Require proof of age to purchase these tobacco products – the federal minimum age to purchase is 18 – Sec. 102 
  • Require face-to-face sales, with certain exemptions for vending machines and self-service displays in adult-only facilities – Sec. 102 
  • Ban the sale of packages of fewer than 20 cigarettes – Sec. 102 
  • Allow certain exemptions in adult-only facilities – Sec. 102

Well, guess what folks?

The law doesn't address cigars.

In All Flavors, Cigars Draw In Young Smokers. (The New York Times, 8/17/2013)

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