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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., issued a statement today, April 24, 2018, indicating, “FDA has been conducting a large-scale, undercover nationwide blitz to crack down” on the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
Back in November, The We Card Program started getting some inquiries from retailers about federal, state and local legal ages to sell tobacco and vaping products.  We thought it would be a good time to reinforce this knowledge. Your state or local laws regarding the minimum-age to sell tobacco and vaping products supersede the Federal regulation’s (see page 13) minimum-age of 18 years old.
You’ve trained your employees. Equipped them with signage and age calculation tools. But now, how can you be sure they’re “carding” under 27 year old customers?
We Card focuses on training and education.  It’s terrific to see 38 Governors show support for We Card Awareness Month.  It highlights retailers’ desire to do the right thing to prevent age-restricted products to minors,” said Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President, Government Relations for the National Association of Convenience Stores. 
That’s why during We Card Awareness Month in September, the national non-profit will focus on frontline employees – the cashiers – where the ultimate responsibility falls on whether or not to properly “card” and deny minors’ attempts to purchase age-restricted products.
E-cigarettes, vaping products, cigars and more products regulated. Come August 8, 2016, a new list of products in retail stores will be FDA regulated. Up until now, FDA regulated cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. The new list expands on August 8th to include:
and FDA issues new regulations on e-cigarettes and other products
Wouldn’t it be great if there were just four steps to full compliance with FDA regulations governing regulated tobacco products? For all the various FDA regulations, there are many steps necessary to comply.  Training employees is certainly one of them. However, FDA points out four “effective steps to prevent violations of the minimum age requirements for the sale of tobacco products.” They are:


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