The organizations also address confusion among consumers who are unaware of the new age restriction with some retailers reporting confrontations that have followed. For these reasons, the groups are asking the FDA to finalize its regulations and provide guidance on the new policy.
Joshua Habursky, the PCA’s Director of Federal Affairs, commented: “The FDA needs to step up and provide more information to manufacturers, retailers, and consumers on Tobacco 21. The immediate action to require T21 compliance without any guidance has confused everyone in the industry including state and local authorities.”
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