On December 20, 2019, the federal legal minimum age of sale for tobacco products was raised to 21. On January 2, 2020, the FDA finalized a guidance that attempts to combat the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Both of these actions have raised many questions about what will happen next and how these policies will affect efforts at the state and local level. This webinar will attempt to demystify both policies and explain everything that public health professionals need to know.

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Webinar Slides (PDF)

Much Ado About Nothing: FDA’s Lackluster Effort to Restrict Flavors

The New Federal Tobacco-21 Law: What it Means for State, Local, and Tribal Governments



Natalie Hemmerich, Public Health Law Center
Desmond Jenson, Public Health Law Center


Kyra Hill, Public Health Law Center