FDA Issues Rule Restricting Marketing of Tobacco to Kids

A set of federal requirements designed to curb access to and the appeal of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to children and adolescents was issued by the Food and Drug Administration here Thursday. The new rule becomes effective June 22.

WASHINGTON — A set of federal requirements designed to curb access to and the appeal of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to children and adolescents was issued by the Food and Drug Administration here Thursday. The new rule becomes effective June 22.

In addition to prohibiting the sale of cigarettes to those under 18, it prohibits the sale of cigarette packages with less than 20 cigarettes; distribution of free samples of cigarettes; and tobacco brand name sponsorship of any at

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