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FDA Tobacco Jan 17
Smoking cigarettes can speed up skin aging, and stain teeth and cause them to yellow. Help teens understand the effects of smoking with free FDA posters. Available in English and Spanish.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 17
Reminder: FDA has scheduled a TPSAC meeting to discuss 22nd Century Group Inc. products under modified risk review. 📅 Feb. 14 🏢 FDA’s White Oak campus 🗣 Request to present info by Jan. 30 ✉️ Submit written comments by Feb. 7 ➡
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FDA Tobacco Jan 17
Smoking during pregnancy may be linked to congenital heart defects (CHDs) in babies, which can affect blood flow through the heart. 👶 💗 Learn more about how to have a safe, smoke-free pregnancy by visiting:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 16
Smoking can cause cervical cancer. This start your journey to becoming smoke-free. Resources to help you become and stay smoke-free are available at:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 16
FDA worked with Scholastic to develop lesson plans, infographics, and other resources for high schools and middle schools on the dangers of youth e-cigarette use. Learn more and download the materials:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 16
REMINDER: Submit comments by Jan. 29, 2020 on the draft guidance “Submission of Plans for Cigarette Packages and Cigarette Advertisements.” 👇
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Dr. Stephen M. Hahn Jan 15
I also stopped by Mitch Zeller’s office, FDA’s CTP Director, to discuss our work regulating the tobacco industry and protecting the public against the dangers of tobacco products.
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U.S. FDA Jan 16
Retailers who use FDA’s This is Our Watch digital age verification calendar may easily update the minimum purchase age on the calendar to 21 years. Instructions on how to update the digital calendar are available here:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 10
Center Director Mitch Zeller presented on the past, present, and future of nicotine addiction at . View his entire TED Talk and learn more about FDA’s mission to reverse the trajectory of disease and death from cigarettes:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
On Dec. 20, 2019, signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raising the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
Reminder: The deadline is Jan. 21, 2020 for comments on U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) application for Copenhagen Snuff. View MRTP materials and comment:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
Replying to @FDATobacco
FDA’s enforcement of the federal minimum age of purchase for tobacco products is ongoing. We will be updating our website and other materials, including our regulations, in the near future to reflect the change in law.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
Replying to @FDATobacco
Retailers who use FDA’s This is Our Watch digital age verification calendar may easily update the minimum purchase age on the calendar to 21 years. Instructions on how to update the digital calendar are available here:
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
Replying to @FDATobacco
During this period of transition, FDA expects retailers to follow the law and take measures to ensure individuals purchasing tobacco products are 21 or older, including manually checking IDs when needed.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
Replying to @US_FDA
Effective immediately, retailers must not sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. recognizes that both the agency and some retailers will need to update current practices to implement this new law.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 15
On Dec. 20, 2019, signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raising the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 14
Smoking during pregnancy can cause complications such as premature birth and babies with low birth weight. Learn how to have a smoke-free pregnancy with free tips and resources at
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FDA Tobacco Jan 14
Mark your calendar: The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee meets Feb. 14 to discuss 22nd Century Group Inc. tobacco products under modified risk review. Event seating is limited, but the meeting will be webcast.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 13
Learn about the mission and accomplishments of CTP’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement from its Director, Ann Simoneau.
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FDA Tobacco Jan 13
Smoking cigarettes is a known cause of cervical cancer. Protect your health by staying smoke-free. For free resources, including a text program 🤳 for 24/7 encouragement, visit
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