FDA Takes Action Against Retailers Selling Tobacco Products to Minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Oct. 29 that it would take action against retailers that have repeatedly sold tobacco products to minors, initiating the first-ever No-Tobacco-Sale Order actions. According to the announcement, a No-Tobacco-Sale Order can be pursued after a total of five or more repeated violations of the restrictions on the sale and distribution of tobacco within 36 months.

If the FDA’s No-Tobacco-Sale Order goes into effect, the eight retailers will be prohibited from selling regulated tobacco products for 30 days.

Read the FDA’s announcement.

Clinical Topics: Prevention, Smoking

Keywords: Minors, Tobacco, Tobacco Products, United States Food and Drug Administration

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